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In Ice Skating's Biggest Story, The Media Were Poor Sports

Retired Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan will take part in NBC's coverage of the Winter Games in Sochi, and commentator Frank Deford hopes she will get the honor she's due.

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Ancient And Vulnerable: 25 Percent Of Sharks And Rays Risk Extinction

"People know about the global trade in shark fins, but few know that some of the most valuable fins ... used in shark fin soup come from the sharklike rays — species like sawfishes and wedgefishes and guitarfishes," says Sonja Fordham, who contributed to a new analysis of the fisheries.

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Long A Dirty Word, Gentrification May Be Losing Its Stigma

While high costs can drive out some people in gentrifying neighborhoods, new studies show that many renters stay — especially if new parks, safer streets and better schools are paired with a job opportunity right down the block.

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Poll Findings: On Cuban-Americans And The Elusive 'American Dream'

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Gentrification May Actually Be Boon To Longtime Residents

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