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The Two-Way

Charleston Mayor: Company Behind Chemical Leak Run By 'Renegades'

Mayor Danny Jones says he's not "even sure they cared what happened to the public." Jones adds the West Virginia capital is considering taking legal action.

A Chinese student at the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, where speakers playing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony were rigged up to drown out government broadcasts. Battle Hymns Productions hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

The 'Ode To Joy' As A Call To Action

Melissa Block talks with Kerry Candaele, director of the documentary Following the Ninth. The film explores how Beethoven's Ninth Symphony continues to "offer hope in an unhappy world."

Ski jumper Peter Frenette competed in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. He hopes to make it onto the team again this year. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sports

Lake Placid: A National Incubator For Winter Sport Olympians

In Vancouver four years ago, athletes who grew up in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York accounted for about 1 in 10 medals won by the U.S. In this region, the Olympics don't seem like a pipe dream, and they don't seem like ancient history — they're just sort of what people do.

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