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After Going Shot For Shot, Olympic Athletes From Russia Win Men's Hockey Gold

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 8 min ago

The Olympic Athletes from Russia won 4-3 against Germany in a game where neither team had much to lose.

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Canada Has Best-Ever Winter Olympics Performance, Despite Unexpected Losses

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The country has 29 medals, including 11 gold, despite less-than-gold performances from their usual powerhouses.

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Olympics' Board Does Not Lift Suspension Of Russian Olympic Committee

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 8 min ago

Calling two doping cases "hugely disappointing," the IOC's executive board said that factors had "prevented the IOC from even considering lifting the suspension for the closing ceremony."

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South Korea's 'Garlic Girls' Win Silver Medal In Curling, Sweden Wins Gold

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 24 min ago

With their performance, the much-loved Garlic Girls medalled in a sport that's still unfamiliar to most South Koreans. The nation's first Olympic women's curling team debuted just four years ago.

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Canadian Olympic Athlete And Coach Apologize After Drunken Joyride Arrest

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 16 min ago

Skier Dave Duncan, his wife and his coach were arrested after drunkenly stealing an idling pink Hummer in Pyeongchang. Until prosecutors weigh in, all three are restricted from leaving South Korea.

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French Food Waste Law Changing How Grocery Stores Approach Excess Food

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 2:28pm

Two years ago, France introduced a law to force supermarkets to donate unsold food to charities and food banks. Skeptics called it unworkable at the time, but there are signs the effort is succeeding.

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Millennials Are No More Liberal On Gun Control Than Elders, Polls Show

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 2:24pm

Polling suggests millennials are more liberal than earlier generations on many social issues except gun laws. Pollsters say they can't explain this anomaly. Some millennials are surprised by it, too.

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Memo By House Intelligence Committee Democrats Released As Nunes Addresses CPAC

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 1:40pm

The document counters Republican accusations that the Department of Justice, the FBI and the Mueller investigation are infected with political bias against the Trump campaign and the president.

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Welcome To The Country With The Biggest Crush On America

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 12:51pm

Here's why Kosovo — land of Bill Clinton Boulevard, pets named Trump and a pantsuit boutique called Hillary — gives the United States its highest ratings.

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How A Sneaky Alabama Town Launched America's 911 System

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 12:36pm

Fifty years ago, the Alabama Telephone Co. heard AT&T was creating a three-digit emergency number. So it decided to beat AT&T to the punch — and made the first 911 call in the town Haleyville.

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Customs Agents Search A Bus Near Paris — And Discover A Stolen Degas Painting

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 10:27am

The artwork was quietly spirited from a Marseille museum in 2009. The trail was cold until last week, when officers happened to check the luggage compartment of a bus.

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U.N. Security Council Passes Syria Cease-Fire After Hundreds Killed In Bombing Siege

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 8:00am

Airstrikes, shells and barrels filled with TNT are being dropped on neighborhoods where civilians have no way to escape. More than 120 of those killed in the past week are children.

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Chef David Chang Dishes On The 'Ugly' Side Of 'Delicious' Food

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 7:00am

David Chang's show, Ugly Delicious, delves into how various cultures approach comfort foods that have complicated back stories. "There's no universal truth about any food," says the chef.

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Montana Wildfires Provide A Wealth Of Data On Health Effects Of Smoke Exposure

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 5:08am

Last summer's wildfires handed scientists a rare chance to study effects of smoke on residents. Most previous work had been on wood-burning stoves, urban air pollution and the effects on firefighters.

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A Student Solution To Give Utah Debtors A Fighting Chance

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 5:05am

In Utah, the majority of civil lawsuits are debt related; nearly all of the debtors face those suits without any legal help. A group of law students at Brigham Young University wants to change that.

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Scientists Aim To Pull Peer Review Out Of The 17th Century

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 4:44am

Some scientists want to change the old-fashioned way scientific advancements are evaluated and communicated. But they have to overcome the power structure of the traditional journal vetting process.

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Daring To Dream: A Carpenter Tries To Build A Piano In Rwanda

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 4:00am

If he succeeds, it would be the first piano made in his country — and the first made in Africa since 1989. Skeptics wonder if it's an impossible mission.

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The Russia Investigations: More Pleas, More Charges — Any More Preparation?

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 4:00am

Rick Gates turns state's evidence; Robert Mueller levels an updated indictment against Paul Manafort; and state and federal officials begin to prepare for more election interference in 2018.

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Billy Graham Walked A Line, And Regretted Crossing Over It, When It Came To Politics

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 4:00am

The evangelical preacher sought to be seen as above the partisan political fray. But in his actions and associations, Graham often proved how difficult such an attitude can be to achieve or sustain.

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Educators Fear And Embrace Calls For Concealed Carry In The Classroom

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 2:00am

Teachers are already carrying concealed guns in a handful of states, including Ohio. Some defend it, but many worry calls to arm teachers will put students further in harms way.

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