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Ukrainian Olympic Skier's Stand Is A Sacrifice For Her Country

A Ukrainian skier has pulled out of the Olympics to show solidarity with protesters back home. While the impact of her move is unclear, forgoing a chance at a medal is a powerful symbol.

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Russia's Cossacks Ride Back From History As 'Patriots'

Once the marauders and cowboys of Russia's wild frontier, the horse-bound warriors are reappearing as a symbol of national pride.

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Cholent: The Original Slow-Cooked Dish

A stewed dish cooked very low and slow, cholent has roots in the Jewish Sabbath. This ancient stew directly inspired the Crock-Pot – and maybe the French cassoulet and Boston baked beans as well.

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Ukrainian Olympic Skier's Stand Is A Sacrifice For Her Country
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Cholent: The Original Slow-Cooked Dish
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