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U.S. bobsledders Nick Cunningham and Abraham Morlu compete in a BMW-designed sled at the World Cup in January in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The U.S. team paired up with a BMW race car designer several years ago to boost its chances at the 2014 Winter Games. Alex Livesey/Getty Images hide caption

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For A Better Bobsled, Team USA Turns To Race Cars

It's been 78 years since the U.S. brought home Olympic gold in the two-man bobsled event. After the last Winter Games, the Americans took a look at their aging sled — and decided to ditch it for a new BMW-designed one. Will it help them win gold?

Marilyn Budzynski takes care of her 20-year-old son, Michael, in Eustis, Fla., in September. Michael suffers from Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy. Tom Benitez/MCT /Landov hide caption

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Florida Bill Would Allow Medical Marijuana For Child Seizures

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A group gathers in a Ballston, Va., home for a supper club organized through the site Feastly. A new food trend gaining popularity in New York and other cities lets diners enjoy a meal prepared by a stranger in that person's home. Courtesy of Noah Karesh hide caption

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Sometimes A Perfect Stranger Is The Best Dinner Host

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Automakers like GM, Chrysler and Volkswagen are introducing new, cleaner diesel passenger cars to the U.S. market as fuel-efficient alternatives. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Detroit Touts Clean, Efficient Diesels, But America Isn't Sold

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"Any federal employee who's driving a Dodge Viper either has a really good spouse, a really good inheritance or needs to be investigated by the inspector general," Labor Secretary Tom Perez says at the Detroit Auto Show. Brian Naylor/NPR hide caption

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Jobs Pitchman Takes Labor Department's Show On the Road

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U.S. bobsledders Nick Cunningham and Abraham Morlu compete in a BMW-designed sled at the World Cup in January in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The U.S. team paired up with a BMW race car designer several years ago to boost its chances at the 2014 Winter Games. Alex Livesey/Getty Images hide caption

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For A Better Bobsled, Team USA Turns To Race Cars

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Lupita Nyong'o and Chiwetel Ejiofor play Patsey and Solomon, two slaves on a Louisiana plantation, in 12 Years a Slave. Francois Duhamel/Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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'12 Years A Slave' Inspires 'True Conversations' About Slavery

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