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7 Facts And 3 GIFs: Hellooo Curling

The Olympic sport of curling is a combination of bowling, bocce ball, billiards and chess — all on ice, and with some sweeping involved. NPR's Tamara Keith spent some time learning how to curl, and put together this cheat sheet.

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says Virginia will no longer defend its constitutional ban on gay marriage. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Virginia's New Attorney General Will Not Defend Gay-Marriage Ban

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7 Facts And 3 GIFs: Hellooo Curling

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The Tallest Man, The Broadest Shoulders Sufjan Stevens
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Not Enough J Mascis

Shareholders protest bank practices at the headquarters of Spain's largest mortgage lender, Bankia, in Madrid on June 23, 2012, at the height of the country's banking crisis. Europe stepped in at that time with $56 billion in loans to help the banking system. Andrea Comas/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Spain Exits Bailout In A Sign Of Progress, Not Full Recovery

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Backwards Jack Soulive

A cryptographic chip embedded in a British debit card. America is nearly alone in still relying on magnetic stripes to authenticate purchases. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

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Target Hack A Tipping Point In Moving Away From Magnetic Stripes

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Bronx native Johnny Torres says he was addicted to drugs before he found Jesus in the Charismatic Catholic movement. Marlon Bishop/Latino USA hide caption

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A Different Kind Of Catholicism Grows In Latino Communities

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Hear All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen And Robin Hilton On 'In Roses'

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This Shameless Moment Saxon Shore
Greatness at the Cost of Goodness Saxon Shore

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey manages the biggest port on the East Coast, along with three major airports, the key bridges and tunnels across the Hudson River, bus and rail lines, and even the World Trade Center site. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Hudson High Jinks: 2 States, 1 Port Authority, Lots Of Politics

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The Night Has A Thousand Eyes Jason Anick

The British National Archives has digitized and posted online about 1.5 million pages of diaries from soldiers and units that fought in World War I. Here, a photo of the 12th (Prince of Wales') Lancers Group. From a private collection, provided courtesy of the National Archives hide caption

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From The Trenches To The Web: British WWI Diaries Digitized

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Know Your Enemy Yoko Kanno