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Maybe It's The Suit: U.S. Speedskaters Swap Gear In Sochi

So far, no U.S. speedskater has finished better than seventh in Sochi while wearing a new race suit. Now the American skaters will switch back to the suit they wore during a successful World Cup season.
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1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says

Twenty-six percent in a survey of 2,200 people conducted in 2012 answered that the Sun revolves around the Earth, and fewer than half correctly answered a question about human origins.
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Drought Politics Grip California's Central Valley

California's drought is reigniting a political debate about how to manage the state's limited water resources and who should take priority.
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With New Rules, Pot Business Gets A Little Less Hazy For Banks

Ever since Colorado and Washington legalized pot, banks have been in an awkward position. Would a bank risk being targeted by federal prosecutors for doing business with people whose primary business is selling marijuana? On Friday, the Treasury Department eased the confusion by releasing new guidelines for the banking industry.
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Feds Clear Banks To Do Business With Budding Pot Industry

The departments of Treasury and Justice signal that banks can work with the legal marijuana industry without fearing prosecution for such crimes as money laundering.
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When Not In Sochi, Order The Khatchapuri And Eat Like You Are

Athletes and spectators are giving the food in Sochi rave reviews. But what are they eating, exactly? It's a mashup of Soviet-era Russian faves, punctuated with foods of the Caucasus that have long been special treats for people visiting the Russian Riviera.
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Boehner Fights Back Against Tea Party, Again

The gulf between GOP House leaders and Tea Party-aligned conservatives is growing ever wider. Speaker John Boehner says even Mother Teresa couldn't deliver 218 GOP votes, given the party's current divisions.
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What We Learned From Our Month-Long Exploration Of #XCultureLove

We dive into four themes we saw during our month-long exploration of how race plays out in the dating world.
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Friend Finds Humanity In The Death Of Journalist Daniel Pearl

Journalist Asra Nomani spent years trying to process the death of her good friend, Daniel Pearl, who was killed by terrorists in Pakistan. Host Michel Martin hears why Nomani needed to tell Pearl's final story. This segment originally aired Jan. 28, 2014, on Tell Me More.
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Judge Paul Lo Representing Hmong Community From The Bench

Paul Lo was born in Laos and spent part of his childhood in a Thai refugee camp. Now, he's reportedly the first Hmong-American judge in U.S. history. Host Michel Martin speaks with Lo about his unusual path to the bench. This segment originally aired Jan. 16, 2014, on Tell Me More.

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