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Whale Kills Trainer At SeaWorld

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Half-Pipe Routine Highlights Dangers At Games

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Switzerland's Defago Wins Downhill Gold

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Marines Continue Afghan Offensive

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Forces Launch Operation In Afghanistan

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Offensive Launched Against Taliban Stronghold

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Protesters Prepare For Vancouver Games

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Luge Competitor Dies Ahead Of Olympic Games

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Congressman John Murtha Dies

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Oscar Nominations Announced

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Lowell Bailey (in purple), Bill Demong (bib 61) and Tim Burke (bib 37) competed against each other when they were 9 and 10 years old — and now they're headed to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Courtesy of the Demong family hide caption

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Ski cross skiers at the Nature Valley World Cup ski cross final in Lake Placid, N.Y. Graham Smith/NPR hide caption

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