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Jim Ryun becomes the first high-schooler to break the four-minute-mile record, with a run of 3:59 in 1964. He went on to break the record three more times while in high school. Gary Estes/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Sports

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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Monkey See

'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.

Doughnuts at a Krispy Kreme store in Washington, D.C. An environmental coalition says leading doughnut companies like Krispy Kreme source palm oil from suppliers who are clear-cutting rain forests and destroying wildlife habitat. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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The Salt

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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