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Former Marine Josh Sweeney lost both of his legs to a bomb in Afghanistan in 2009. He's competing with the U.S. Men's Sled Hockey team at the Paralympics in Sochi. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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The Edge

From War In The Desert To 'Murder Ball On Ice'

This year, the men's U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey team is packed with Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, and they've found an outlet in hitting, slamming and speeding across the ice as fast as they can.

Former Marine Josh Sweeney lost both of his legs to a bomb in Afghanistan in 2009. He's competing with the U.S. Men's Sled Hockey team at the Paralympics in Sochi. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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From War In The Desert To 'Murder Ball On Ice'

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to reporters in front of federal court in Washington on Feb. 12. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Sen. Rand Paul To Address Annual CPAC Meeting

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Free-range chickens lay eggs for Sauder's Quality Eggs in Pennsylvania. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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States Fight California's Chicken Cage Law. But It's Really About Bacon

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Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee last month. Lauren Victoria Burke/AP hide caption

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U.S. Knew Of 'Imminent' Move In Crimea, Top Official Says

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Celeste Davis-Carr, a high school English teacher in Chicago, learned her student Aaron was homeless from a recording for the StoryCorpsU program. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Homeless Teen Finds Solace In A Teacher And A Recording

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Many countries in the European Union are drawn to the benefits of fracking: cheap energy and energy independence. But many Europeans, including these protesters standing outside EU headquarters in Brussels, object to the practice on environmental grounds. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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Seeking Energy Independence, Europe Faces Heated Fracking Debate

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Anne Akiko Meyers, with her recently acquired Guarneri violin, at NPR's Studio 1. Jim Tuttle/NPR hide caption

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The Soul Of The World's Most Expensive Violin

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