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A Campaign To Bring Back 'America's Distance': The 1-Mile Race

The mile was once an important running competition, but today's races are generally measured in meters. A race that's often called a mile — four laps around a 400-meter track — is just shy of one.

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'I Kinda Stole The Show': Laverne Cox And The Path To Prestige Television

Actress Laverne Cox has had huge success on Orange is the New Black. But breaking into acting as a tall trans woman of color wasn't a simple thing by any means.

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Doughnut Day Downer: Palm Oil In Pastries Drives Deforestation

An environmental group is blasting Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme for buying palm oil from suppliers who destroy rain forest and peatlands. The group says sustainable palm oil should be used instead.

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