Upstart Car Service Butts Heads With D.C.'s Taxis

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Romney Campaign Finally Releases His Tax Returns

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India's Literary Festival Opens Amid Controversy

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NFL Playoffs Resume With 4 Weekend Games

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Compared to many of the dynamic economies in Asia, development is Russia's Far East is limited. Here, men wait for a ferry to take them to Russky Island just off Vladivostok, on Russia's Pacific Coast. In the background, a bridge to the island is being built. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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In Russia's Far East, A Frayed Link To Moscow

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The Russian village of Sagra has been in the headlines since last summer, when residents — including 56-year-old Viktor Gorodilov (shown here) — successfully fought off an armed criminal gang that they say threatened their community. For many Russians, Sagra has become a symbol of how they say the government has let them down. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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In Russia, Modern 'Revolution' Comes At Its Own Pace

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Ella Stroganova opens the door at the city museum in Yaroslavl, Russia, where she serves as curator. "Progress makes person absolutely weak," Stroganova said. "He loses his strength because he doesn't need to think how to survive." David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Russia, A Nation Shaped By Tragedy And Hardship

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Syria's Assad Defies Pressure To Step Down

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Alabama Shuts Down LSU In BCS Championship Game

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Tebow's 80-Yard Pass Sends Steelers Home

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Russian Election Protests Biggest In 2 Decades

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Janna Rutskaya (left) is a passenger on the Trans-Siberian train. She's on a nonstop, five-day trip from Moscow to her home, Chita, in Russia's Far East. The long train rides, she says, are a time to relax and indulge in a favorite pastime — reading detective novels. And she loves the camaraderie. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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