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Teaching Grit On The Water: A Top Coach Mixes Rowing With Life

For more than a decade, a rowing coach in Oregon has been teaching teenagers the value of hard work with tough love that sticks.

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A Tiny Town In Idaho Welcomes The State's First All-Latino City Council

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In the 1823 poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" Clement Clark Moore describes Santa as a "jolly old elf." Above, a 1918 illustration of the poem, by William Roger Snow. GraphicaArtis/Getty Images hide caption

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Is Santa An Elf? Discuss

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Is Santa An Elf? Discuss

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Performers conduct a dress rehearsal of the annual nativity concert at Falls Church Anglican in Virginia. The event attracts hundreds of people on Christmas Eve. Courtesy of Falls Church Anglican hide caption

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Suburban Virginia Nativity Concert Captures Essence Of Christmas Season

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College senior Becca Arbacher has a double major at Columbia in New York City — one of the most expensive colleges in America. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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3 College Seniors Contemplate Their Appointment With The Real World

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La Caja China CEO Roberto Guerra. Guerra says his father first spotted the wooden cooking boxes in Havana's Chinatown in 1955. In 1985, the two decided to re-create the devices, and La Caja China company was born. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Why Miami Cubans Roast Christmas Pigs In A 'China Box'

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Eddie Redmayne: Reading 'Danish Girl' Script Was Like Getting 'Sucker-Punched'

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