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U.S. Looks To Bobsledder Steve Holcomb To Add To Medal Count

The U.S. has the best bobsledder in the world, Steve Holcomb. He races in the two-man on Monday.
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Hong Kong To Destroy Ivory Stockpile, But Will It Curb Demand In China?

Over the next two years, Hong Kong plans to burn 28 tons of ivory. Many conservationists hope destroying stockpiles will dampen demand in a country where many wealthy Chinese are buying ivory statues and carvings as investments. Others worry that it may have no effect at all.
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Looking Back On Libya: 'We Were Naive' About The Challenges

The first fissures witnessed in 2011 have blown wide open, and the country has morphed into the Wild West. One activist who returned to Libya to support the revolution, says the dreams of a new Libya are at risk.
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Norwegian Mass Killer Demands 'Adult' Video Games In Prison

Anders Behring Breivik, the right-wing extremist who was convicted in the 2011 massacre of 77 people, says his prison conditions are nothing short of "torture."
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U.S. Men's Hockey Beats Slovenia, Securing Spot In Quarterfinals

The 5-1 victory at Sochi's Shayba Arena comes a day after the Americans defeated the Russians in a preliminary round.
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Reversal Of Fortune In CAR Has Muslims Fleeing For Their Lives

In the Central African Republic, Muslim rebels seized power last year and then lost it to Christian militias. France and other countries' peacekeeping troops are helping Muslims evacuate, as East Africa correspondent Gregory Warner tells NPR's Rachel Martin.
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Haiti's First Cardinal Remains A Priest Of The People

Haiti has its first inductee into the College of Cardinals. Haitian Bishop Chibly Langlois is one of 19 men chosen by Pope Francis for elevation. Seven of the new group hail from the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa.
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200 Trapped In Abandoned South African Gold Mine

Rescuers are trying to reach the people, who were discovered after screams were heard coming from a mine near Johannesburg. Illegal mining is common in the region.
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Martin Scorsese Takes Poland's Communist-Era Art Films On The Road

The filmmaker fell in love with Polish cinema in college, and the images have stayed with him ever since. "I close my eyes, I see them," he says. "They're very vivid, expressive, immediate." Scorsese's festival of 21 handpicked movies will travel to 30 American cities.
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How Most Anyone Can Find Photos Of Secret Government Sites

Just by searching online, researchers found the buildings where the North Korean military is believed to be building launchers for ballistic missiles. Google Earth and cheap satellite images make this kind of intelligence gathering possible for most anyone with an Internet connection.

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