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Performance Drinks Pour Liquid Fuel Into Olympic Athletes

Olympic athletes burn huge numbers of calories. NPR's Scott Simon talks to nutritionist Dr. Nanna Meyer about what elite athletes drink to recover from their high-intensity workouts.
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Forecasting The Flu, Tweet By Tweet

The CDC is using a social media contest to forecast the spread of the flu. Johns Hopkins professor Mark Dredze tells NPR's Scott Simon that tweets like "Bieber fever" make tracking the flu more difficult.
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The Ebony Fashion Fair: Changing History On The Catwalk

For 50 years, Ebony magazine toured traveling fashion shows around the country. The models knew how to captivate from the catwalk and helped fashion the dreams and aspirations of the black women who flocked to their shows.
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For The South, Add Earthquake To Snow, Ice And Power Outages

There was no major damage or injuries reported from the small, 4.1-magnitude quake, but the unusual temblor comes in addition to the region's equally unusual winter weather.
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Tenn. VW Workers Reject Move To Join Union

The issue of union representation at a plant that produces Passat sedans has drawn comments from a senator and President Obama. The UAW sees the plant as a chance to gain needed momentum in building up its membership.
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Authors Of New Hillary Clinton Book: She Never Stopped Running

For HRC, their new book about Hillary Clinton's time as the nation's secretary of state, political reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes gained unusual access to Hillaryworld. In fact, they talked to Clinton herself. They spoke with It's All Politics about some of what they learned.
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'Good As Gold': Utah's Pikus-Pace Wins Silver In Sochi

After coming out of a two-year retirement, Noelle Pikus-Pace wins a medal that long eluded her. At 31, eight years after she was first seen as an Olympics favorite, she celebrated with her two children in Sochi.
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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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