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Seattle Dominates Denver To Win Its First Super Bowl

The Seahawks scored within the first 12 seconds of Super Bowl XLVIII against the Broncos and never slowed down, handily taking home the Lombardi Trophy with a final score of 43-8.
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Young Athletes Risk Back Injury By Playing Too Much

Sports medicine doctors say they've seen a rise in overuse injuries among kids who train long and hard.
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Most Teens Aren't Active Enough, And It's Not Always Their Fault

Only one quarter of young teens are getting enough exercise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Organized sports often aren't enough to meet that hour a day goal. But parents can help by building more activity into family life.
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What's Good For Baby Camels Could Be Good For Human Skin

A Jordanian woman brought her camel's milk skin-care line — and a biotech startup — to Missouri. Her company is studying how the long-acting antibodies in camel's milk can help clear up acne.
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Following Oil Boom In N. Dakota: A Cultural Blooming?

The oil fields of western North Dakota are bringing vast economic opportunity to a region that just 10 years ago was in decline. Yet, this vitality is rough around the edges and high art and culture are rare commodities. One organization is trying to change that by sending two professional writers into towns most impacted by the boom to conduct creative writing workshops.
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Abortions Reportedly Drop To Lowest Rate Since 1970s

A reproductive health think tank says the recent surge of state laws intended to restrict the procedure is likely not the reason. Instead, it cites the economy and long-acting contraceptives. But there's also a wild card.
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The Brutal Business Of Heroin Brings Wave Of Overdoses In Pa.

According to state and local authorities, 22 people in Western Pennsylvania have died of heroin overdose in less than two weeks. The wave of deaths is due to the appearance of an especially potent batch of heroin, mixed with the painkiller Fentanyl. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Dr. Neil Capretto, medical director of the Gateway Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburgh.
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After Decade-Long Fight, Ski Jumper Lindsey Van Is 'Ready To Fly'

The 29-year-old from Park City, Utah, will compete on the U.S. Olympic team in Sochi this month. What it took to get there is more than she ever imagined.
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Marijuana-Laced Treats Leave Colorado Jonesing For Food-Safety Rules

From sodas to truffles to butter, foods infused with THC — the chemical in marijuana that gives you a high — are already for sale in Colorado. But the federal government still considers pot illegal, so the state has to create from scratch its own system to regulate these foods.
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Poll: Support For High School Football, Despite Concussion Risks

An NPR poll finds that just 7 percent of Americans say concussion risks are too great to continue offering football as a high school sport. But 44 percent of those surveyed said equipment and safety need to be improved.

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