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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.

The effects of opioid abuse can go unnoticed at work. George Doyle/Getty Images hide caption

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Opioid Abuse Takes A Toll On Workers And Their Employers

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Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson (right) holds a news conference in Paris on Tuesday against the production of foie gras. Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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

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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

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The plastic sheet invented by Stanford University chemical engineer Zhenan Bao and her colleagues can be inserted in lithium-ion batteries to avoid overheating. Zheng Chen/Courtesy of Zhenan Bao hide caption

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Batteries With A Less Fiery Future

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Fans cheer for the future Los Angeles Rams NFL team, during a news conference at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., last Friday. The Rams are returning from St. Louis in 2016 to play in the Los Angeles area. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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Sometimes, You Have To Pass The Ball

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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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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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