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Head coach Po-Shen Loh (far left) and assistant coaches John Berman and Alex Zhai (far right) flank the members of the winning squad: Shyam Narayanan, David Stoner, Michael Kural, Ryan Alweiss, Yang Liu and Allen Liu. Courtesy of Po-Shen Loh hide caption

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They're No. 1: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years

America's top math students went head-to-head with competitors from more than 100 countries — and they won. "If you can even solve one question," their head coach says, "you're a bit of a genius."

Goat Rodeo Edgar Meyer
Big Chief Professor Longhair

Greg O'Brien and his wife are finding it more difficult to drive to and from their family's secluded house on Cape Cod. As they move out and move on, O'Brien has discovered a bittersweet trove of memories. Sam Broun/Courtesy of Greg O'Brien hide caption

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When Losing Memory Means Losing Home

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Head coach Po-Shen Loh (far left) and assistant coaches John Berman and Alex Zhai (far right) flank the members of the winning squad: Shyam Narayanan, David Stoner, Michael Kural, Ryan Alweiss, Yang Liu and Allen Liu. Courtesy of Po-Shen Loh hide caption

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They're No. 1: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years

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SWEET GEORGIA BROWN JUNIOR MANCE

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Amid Devastation, Tig Notaro Searched For A Sense Of Humor

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The new album The Other Side of Desire marks Jones' first original material in years, spurred on by a life-changing move to New Orleans. David McClister/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Leaving Los Angeles: Rickie Lee Jones Turns A Decade Into An Album

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