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Uniforms Tread Line Between Eye-Catching And 'Can't Look Away'

In a few weeks, the best athletes in the U.S. will be walking the Sochi runway wearing quilted sweaters and peacoats — but will they win "Best Dressed"? The uniforms, unveiled this week by Ralph Lauren, have been received with a mixed reaction. Melissa Block checks in with ESPN blogger Paul Lukas about Winter Olympic fashion.
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10 Years' Probation For NFL Player Who Caused Fatal Crash

Josh Brent was intoxicated when the car he was driving crashed and rolled over in December 2012. His passenger, teammate Jerry Brown Jr., died. The jury that convicted Brent of "intoxication manslaughter" could have sent him to jail for 20 years. Instead, he got a 180-day sentence, probation and a fine.
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Nadal Sweeps Federer To Advance To Australian Open Final

Spain's Rafael Nadal reaches his third Australian Open championship after defeating his longtime Swiss rival 7-6(4), 6-3, 6-3 Friday in Melbourne. Nadal faces Stan Wawrinka in the final.
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A Baby Didn't Bump These Moms Out Of Competition

Not that long ago, female elite athletes thought they had to retire if they wanted to have kids. Now, they're competing throughout pregnancies and getting right back to training once they deliver. In some cases, they're even making the most out of sponsorship deals they might have once lost.
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How To Follow The Sochi Olympics On Twitter

Have a favorite Olympic team? We've made it easy to follow all of the athletes on Twitter.
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Welcome To The Edge: NPR's Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Blog

During the 17 days of the Olympics, we'll bring you the most interesting things we see and learn from the Sochi Games. We hope you tell us what you're seeing, too.
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Florida Man Gets 57 Years In Prison For Sean Taylor's Death

Eric Rivera Jr. received a sentence of 57 years on Thursday for his role in the 2007 slaying of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor.

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Golden Or Not? Tell Us What You Think Of New U.S. Olympic Uniforms

The Ralph Lauren-designed uniform to be worn by U.S. athletes during next week's opening ceremony at Sochi has been described as "hideously ugly."
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Is The Color of Hockey Changing?

Hockey has been considered a white sport, but it's gaining popularity with minorities. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with journalist William Douglas about his blog The Color of Hockey, and his trip to Sochi for the Winter Olympics.
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Twin Toilets In Sochi: Some Wonder Why That's A Big Deal

It's a picture that's been swirling around the Web: side-by-side toilets in the men's room at one of the Winter Olympics sites in Russia. Should overly sensitive sorts just calm down? Or is this a symbol of an Olympics where much of the money has been figuratively flushed?

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