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Russia's Alexander Ovechkin (8) and Andrei Markov (79) react after losing the quarterfinal game to Canada 7-3 on Wednesday. Some Russian commentators called the game a "nightmare." Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

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Vancouver Is An Olympic Wipeout For Russians

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Russians purchase vodka from a street kiosk in Moscow. Leaders are again trying to curb Russians' drinking habits by setting a minimum price for vodka. Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian retiree Leokadya Maximova, 72, of Kaliningrad says she is struggling to get by on her $265-a-month pension. She says the situation will prompt her to take to the streets with other anti-government protesters. David Greene/NPR hide caption

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Opposition Candidate Leads In Ukraine Runoff

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Presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovych greets supporters in the town of Yenakiyevo last week. The Ukrainian opposition leader faces Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in the second round of presidential voting on Sunday. Andryi Mosienko/AP hide caption

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Viktor Yushchenko and onetime political ally Yulia Tymoshenko sing the Ukrainian national anthem in Kiev's central Independence Square in November 2004, during protests that became known as the Orange Revolution and that led ultimately to Yushchenko's election. Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Pride Of The Eighties

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Critics, Proponents Spar Over Minimum Wage

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Franken's Victory Gives Democrats 60 Senators

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