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The Edge

One Prediction Of Sochi Doom That Hasn't Happened

There's plenty of snow for the Olympics. A massive, fully automatic snow-making system operated by a Michigan-based company comes complete with two man-made lakes to draw water from. The company says the snow that's been pumped so far could cover more than 900 football fields.

Michael Sawyer, the latest doctor in his family, holds a portrait of his grandfather Dr. Ken Sawyer, while his father Robert, a surgeon, looks on. Barry Gutierrez for NPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

A Denver Family Of Doctors Has Seen Medicine Transformed

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A Denver Family Of Doctors Has Seen Medicine Transformed

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Falun Gong practitioners watch a video at the Masanjia re-education through labor camp in northeast China's Liaoning province on May 22, 2001. John Leicester/AP hide caption

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China Ends One Notorious Form Of Detention, But Keeps Others

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The Edge

One Prediction Of Sochi Doom That Hasn't Happened

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One Prediction Of Sochi Doom That Hasn't Happened

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Sen. Patrick Leahy chats with Sen. Mazie Hirono before hearing from retail company executives on Tuesday. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Lawmakers Look To Prevent More Target-Sized Data Breaches

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Lawmakers Look To Prevent More Target-Sized Data Breaches

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Khalid Abdalla, an activist and actor (The Kite Runner, Green Zone and United 93), and Ahmed Hassan protest in Jehane Noujaim's Oscar-nominated documentary, The Square. Netflix hide caption

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The 86th Annual Academy Awards

An Oscar Nominee, But Unwelcome At Home In Cairo

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An Oscar Nominee, But Unwelcome At Home In Cairo

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Shaun White practiced at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park in Sochi on Monday. On Wednesday, he withdrew from the event, saying the slopestyle course is too risky for him. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images hide caption

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Snowboarder Shaun White Withdraws From Slopestyle Event

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with Olympic volunteers in Sochi, Russia, in January. Alexei Nikolsky/AP hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

An Olympic Shame: Vladimir Putin Plays Host To Winter Games

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An Olympic Shame: Vladimir Putin Plays Host To Winter Games

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