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Rescue workers help Russian Orthodox believers marking Epiphany by swimming late Monday in a pond in Pushkin, outside St. Petersburg. Thousands of Russian Orthodox Church followers plunged into icy rivers and ponds across the country. Dmitry Lovetsky/AP hide caption

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In Russia, Epiphany Comes With A Shockingly Cold Swim

To celebrate the feast of Epiphany marking the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan, thousands of Russian Orthodox faithful take a dip in icy waters. How does it feel? "Absolutely good," one man says.

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Opioid Abuse Takes A Toll On Workers And Their Employers

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Pamela Anderson Lends Star Power To Fight Against Foie Gras In France

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Mansion On the Hill [Live] The National
True North You. May. Die. In. The. Desert
Kaleidoscope (Kaytranada Flip) BadBadNotGood
Confessions BadBadNotGood feat. Leland Whitty

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In Russia, Epiphany Comes With A Shockingly Cold Swim

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The Bering Sea Wess Meets West
If What I Think Is Happening Is Happening, It Better Not Be Wess Meets West
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Memory Mouse On The Keys

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Batteries With A Less Fiery Future

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Sometimes, You Have To Pass The Ball

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75 Season's Suite: String Overture/Open/Finding Daylight/Keepers ... Tom Hedden
Return to Win David Robidoux

Jerry Dunleavy stands inside his dorm room at "Camp Cruz," on the campus of AIB College of Business in Des Moines. Dunleavy, from Cleveland, quit his job and went to Iowa, leaving everything behind, to campaign for Ted Cruz. Clay Masters/Iowa Public Radio hide caption

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'Camp Cruz': The Surplus Iowa Dorm Filled With Cruz Volunteers

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Everything Means Nothing Toe

Marilla Lima had Zika virus while pregnant. Her 2 1/2-month-old son, Arthur, has microcephaly — a birth defect characterized by a small head and severe brain damage. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro/NPR hide caption

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Zika Virus Likely Affected Her Baby, And She Feels Brazil Doesn't Care

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Detrás del cristal Harold López-Nussa
Cimarrón Harold Lopez Nussa
Joy Leaves The Soul's Release
Elska Min The Soul's Release
The Motion Makes Me Last Eluvium
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