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  1. How Many Calories Do Winter Olympians Strive For? It Depends

    From cross-country skiers to ski jumpers, elite athletes can have very different fueling priorities. Endurance winter athletes may need up to 5,000 calories on competition day, while ski jumpers hoping to stay light and lithe might limit themselves to 1,800 calories or less a day.
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  2. Pussy Riot's Nadya And Masha Detained In Sochi, Then Released

    The activists say they have been taken into custody each of the past three days, then later released. They want to perform a protest song in Sochi. They were convicted of "hooliganism" for performing a "punk prayer" in Moscow in 2012. Just before the games began, the women were freed from prison.
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  3. Gays And Lesbians Seeking Asylum In U.S. May Find A Hard Road

    Laws like Uganda's that outlaw homosexuality may encourage some gay people abroad to seek asylum in the U.S. But proving a "well-founded fear of persecution" is not an easy path.
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  4. Major League Baseball Changes Home-Plate Rules

    Runners trying to reach home plate – and the catchers who often try to block them – will have to follow new rules that are meant to cut the risk of injuries from collisions in the 2014 season.
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  5. WATCH: Skydivers Save Unconscious Comrade In Midair Rescue

    James Lee's helmet cam records his fellow skydivers coordinating a life-saving maneuver as he plummets toward the ground from 12,500 feet.
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  6. First Look: The FDA's Nutrition Label Gets A Makeover

    The FDA has released its mock-up of a proposed new label for food. On it, calorie counts go big and bold. What's out? Listing calories from fat. What else is new? More details on added sugars.
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  7. El Chapo's Arrest Punctures Drug Lord's Near-Mythical Status

    One of the world's most powerful drug lords has been captured. Mexican authorities say Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was taken into custody after a months-long investigation.
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  8. Egypt's Turbulent Year

    It was a year of turmoil in Egypt. After being democratically elected following Hosni Mubarak's ouster, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was removed from power. The military-led government has since consolidated its power and cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood. NPR's Rachel Martin and foreign correspondent Leila Fadel review this year's tumultuous developments.
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  9. Substitute Racer Takes Olympic Silver In Sochi

    Olympic athletes often endure weeks of anticipation as pressure builds toward their moment on the global stage. That wasn't a problem for Canadian Denny Morrison, who got his spot in the speedskating finals just one day ahead of the race.
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  10. U.N. Refuge Prepares For Possible Attack In South Sudan

    The government says the former vice president is mobilizing an army of youth to seize key cities in the newly independent nation. The United Nations is not sure it can protect the thousands of people staying at its compound who have been displaced by recent ethnic fighting.
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