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February 20,2018 01:00
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The Winter Olympics Feature 2951 Of The World's Greatest Athletes, And Also This Woman

There’s a premise built into the structure of the Olympics that pretty much every single Olympian, even those far down the standings, are elite athletes at the top of their game performing at a level most fans could only dream of. Freestyle skier Elizabeth Swaney is an affront to this notion, and her, um, laconic run down the halfpipe is so thoroughly average that it’s an inspiration of sorts.
February 19,2018 03:20
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World Vision denies claims staff sexually exploited Haiti earthquake survivors

Government-funded charity World Vision has denied allegations its staff coerced survivors of Haiti’s catastrophic 2010 earthquake into having sex.  Paid employees of the evangelical Christian humanitarian aid charity were accused of forcing Haitians to have sex or pay for aid in 2010, according to a report in the Mail on Sunday.
February 16,2018 20:40
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Lana Del Rey On World Cafe

The pop star talks working with Stevie Nicks, the impact of #MeToo, when fame invites physical danger and why she's less comfortable with some of her lyrics today than when she wrote them.
February 11,2018 19:01
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Dubai opens world's tallest hotel, again

DUBAI: Gulf metropolis Dubai, on its never-ending quest to break records, announced the opening of the "world's new tallest hotel" on Sunday (Feb 11), pipping another towering landmark in the city for the title. The gleaming gold 75-storey Gevora Hotel stands at 356 metres tall. That's 32 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower, to put things into perspective. The new record-hol...