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Jim Ryun becomes the first high-schooler to break the four-minute-mile record, with a run of 3:59 in 1964. He went on to break the record three more times while in high school. Gary Estes/MCT/Landov hide caption

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A Campaign To Bring Back 'America's Distance': The 1-Mile Race

The mile was once an important running competition, but today's races are generally measured in meters. A race that's often called a mile — four laps around a 400-meter track — is just shy of one.

Robert Mayne is being held in a Honduran prison with five other Americans on suspicion of smuggling weapons into the country. Michael McCabe hide caption

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American Detained In Honduras: 'We Came With An Open Heart'

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Doughnuts at a Krispy Kreme store in Washington, D.C. An environmental coalition says leading doughnut companies like Krispy Kreme source palm oil from suppliers who are clear-cutting rain forests and destroying wildlife habitat. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Doughnut Day Downer: Palm Oil In Pastries Drives Deforestation

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'I Kinda Stole The Show': Laverne Cox And The Path To Prestige Television

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D-Day veteran Ralph Frias was a linguist and forward observer with the 19th Corps 963 Battalion and went over the Normandy cliffs in search of American paratroopers. After the fighting, he interviewed German POWs and French civilians. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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One Day At Normandy Sent Ripples Across Two Veterans' Lives

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Jim Ryun becomes the first high-schooler to break the four-minute-mile record, with a run of 3:59 in 1964. He went on to break the record three more times while in high school. Gary Estes/MCT/Landov hide caption

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A Campaign To Bring Back 'America's Distance': The 1-Mile Race

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry says following federal standards for the Prison Rape Elimination Act is too burdensome for states. Tom Pennington/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Prison Rape Law A Decade Old, But Most States Not In Compliance

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In Supermensch, talent agent Shep Gordon recalls arriving in Los Angeles in 1968, dropping acid and getting slugged by a woman who later identified herself as Janis Joplin. Dogwoof Films hide caption

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Mike Myers Steps Behind The Camera With 'Supermensch'

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Like the song says, his wife's gone to the country and, well, you fill in the blanks. Courtesy of Jody Rosen hide caption

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Nobody Panic! It's Only A Pop Song About Sex

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