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'Sports Chaplains' Bring The Gospel To Olympic Village

Among the most visible Americans at the Sochi Olympics are a group of evangelical Christians decked out in black cowboy hats and bristling with pins that help start conversations. For the chaplains, every connection is a chance to make friends and proselytize.

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Water-Skiing On Snow: Skijorers Aren't Just Horsing Around

The odd sport of skijoring was a demonstration sport at the 1928 Winter Olympics, and hasn't been celebrated on the world stage since. But enthusiasts in New Hampshire and elsewhere are trying to bring it back — and it looks like they're gaining some traction.

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Martin Scorsese Takes Poland's Communist-Era Art Films On The Road

The filmmaker fell in love with Polish cinema in college, and the images have stayed with him ever since. "I close my eyes, I see them," he says. "They're very vivid, expressive, immediate." Scorsese's festival of 21 handpicked movies will travel to 30 American cities.

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'Sports Chaplains' Bring The Gospel To Olympic Village

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Haiti's First Cardinal Remains A Priest Of The People

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The Green Rush Begins: Investors Get In On Pot's Ground Floor

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It's Proven To Save Lives, So Why Is Maine Opposed To Narcan?

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Hail to the Chief Donn Legge
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Activist With HIV Fights To End Stigma

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Drunk and with Dreams

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