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A girl in a park in Managua, Nicaragua. The country topped the list for gains in happiness. Nicolas Garcia/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Global Ranking Of Happiness Has Happy News For Norway And Nicaragua

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A radio in Norway, photographed in 2009. The country is shutting down its FM network this year and switching to digital radio. Stig Morten Waage/Flickr hide caption

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Norway's Veronica Kristiansen is challenged by Sweden's Angelica Wallen (left) as she tries to score during the women's quarterfinal handball match between Norway and Sweden on Tuesday. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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In The Summer Games, Norway Rallies Around Its Women's Handball Team

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Obama Cautions Against 'Hysteria' Over Brexit Vote

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The Cedid atlas was "the first Muslim-published world atlas based on European geographic knowledge and cartographic methods," the Library of Congress writes. The National Library of Norway just discovered a previously unknown copy in their collection, after a reference librarian posted a scan of it to Reddit. Nikolaj Blegvad/The National Library of Norway hide caption

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Anders Breivik raises his fist in a right-wing salute after being sentenced to 21 years in prison at the Oslo District Court on Aug. 24, 2012. Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Two men sit inside the chapel at Halden prison in far southeast Norway in this picture taken in 2010. Prisoners here spend 12 hours a day in their cells, compared to many U.S. prisons where inmates spend all but one hour in their cell. STR/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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In Norway, A Prison Built On Second Chances

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Megan Walhood loves the unique toasty potato flavor of lefse. "There's something so comforting about soft, starchy things," she says. Deena Prichep for NPR hide caption

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For Norwegian-Americans, Christmas Cheer Is Wrapped Up In Lefse

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Jonette Øyen with her Nissan Leaf outside the National Archives in Norway, where she works. Next month Norway is expected to become the first country where one in every 100 cars is purely electric. Sidsel Overgaard /NPR hide caption

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Norway Takes The Lead In Electric Cars (With Generous Subsidies)

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