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Skaters compete in the 1,500-meter women's short track. The ice for short track speedskating is thicker and warmer than long track ice. Hockey ice is warmer still. Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images hide caption

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The Experts Known As 'Ice Meisters' Create Perfect Olympic Skating Surfaces

They're not the Zamboni drivers. These skilled technicians know how to make ice for figure skating, speedskating, hockey and curling — each requiring different temperatures, textures and hardness.

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'Automating Inequality': Algorithms In Public Services Often Fail The Most Vulnerable

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Humpback whales are among the animals that could be affected by seismic surveys for oil and gas. Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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Seismic Surveys Planned Off U.S. Coast Pose Risk To Marine Life

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Skaters compete in the 1,500-meter women's short track. The ice for short track speedskating is thicker and warmer than long track ice. Hockey ice is warmer still. Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images hide caption

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The Experts Known As 'Ice Meisters' Create Perfect Olympic Skating Surfaces

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A makeshift memorial outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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After Parkland Shooting, Conservative Media Criticize Calls For Stricter Gun Laws

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Along this road are several businesses in Dalton, Ga., that cater to the town's large Hispanic population. As many as 4,000 DACA recipients live in Dalton, and many work in the carpet industry. Kevin D. Liles for NPR hide caption

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Why Employers In Georgia Are Watching The Immigration Debate Closely

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