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Zen And The Art Of Snowboarding: Jamie Anderson Goes To Sochi

The 23-year-old is considered one of the world's best female snowboarders, and possibly America's best shot at gold in slopestyle. Like Anderson, the sport is making its Olympic debut.
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In Ice Skating's Biggest Story, The Media Were Poor Sports

Retired Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan will take part in NBC's coverage of the Winter Games in Sochi, and commentator Frank Deford hopes she will get the honor she's due.
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Buying A Detroit House For $500, And Then Explaining Why

Drew Philip made waves this month by explaining to the Internet why he bought a house in struggling Detroit for $500. In his much-discussed story for Buzzfeed, Philip said that he is part of "another Detroit," one where people are working to help each other and save their city.
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Big Bike-Sharing Supplier's Bankruptcy Doesn't Doom U.S. Programs

The Public Bike System Company is the main supplier for bike-sharing systems around the country, from San Francisco to New York City, and it declared bankruptcy Monday. But experts say this isn't a big bump in the road — and in fact, bike-sharing is here to stay.
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Aerial Skiing Is A Game Of Skill — And Strategy

The Olympic sport is like gymnastics in the air, but in the final few rounds, aerialists can't use the same trick twice. Come go time, they have to figure out which trick to do, based on what their competitors have just done.
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Critics Seize On Blurry Details In Wendy Davis Story

Inconsistencies in the Texas Democrat's teenage mother-to-Harvard Law School graduate narrative have put Davis and her high-profile campaign for governor on the defensive.
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At Westminster, A New Breed Of Competitor — Three Of Them, In Fact

Chinooks, podengo pequenos and rat terriers are the three new breeds headed to New York City to compete with some of the best canines in the country for "best in show" at this year's Westminster Kennel Club dog show in February. NPR's Melissa Block talks with Westminster Kennel Club's David Frei about these new furry competitors.
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Former Va. Gov. And Wife Face 14-Count Indictment

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife have been charged with illegally accepting gifts and loans from a political donor. The indictment, filed by the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, marks a substantial escalation of a scandal that has marred the end of McDonnell's term in office.
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Documents Reveal Decades Of Child Abuse Among Some Chicago Priests

Papers documenting allegation of sexual abuse by priests in the Chicago Archdiocese were released to the public today by victims' attorneys. The documents cover only 30 of at least 65 priests for whom the Chicago church says it has substantiated claims of child abuse. The papers, put online, were made available through settlements between Church and victims' lawyers. Church officials said most of the abuse occurred before 1988, none after 1996, and that all were ultimately reported to authorities.
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Storm And Stress Visit The East Coast

An arctic air mass is blanketing the eastern half of the nation today, bringing with it high winds and heavy snow accumulations in some areas. Thousands of flights have been cancelled, schools are closed and federal government offices are closed. Those who don't have to drive or be somewhere also have an opinion on the weather.

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