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Ted Ligety Ties For 15th In Giant Slalom, Austria's Marce...

Ted Ligety Ties For 15th In Giant Slalom, Austria's Marcel Hirscher Wins Gold

Feb. 18
Emily Sullivan / NPR

The 33-year-old American faced the favored Marcel Hirscher from Austria in the 2018 Olympic men's giant slalom. The American Ryan Cochran-Siegle had a solid performance, finishing 11th.

Nick Goepper Wins Silver In Slopestyle, Gus Kenworthy Pla...

Nick Goepper Wins Silver In Slopestyle, Gus Kenworthy Places 12th

Feb. 17
Emily Sullivan / NPR

Two Americans finished in the top 12 of the men's freestyle skiing slopestyle, including Nick Goepper, who took a silver medal.

Snow-Making For Skiing During Warm Winters Comes With Env...

Snow-Making For Skiing During Warm Winters Comes With Environmental Cost

Feb. 17
Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / NPR

Professional skiers and resorts in Aspen face a problem this season: deal with patches of dirt caused by warmer temperatures or make the climate worse by making and moving artificial snow.

McMaster Says Evidence of Russia Interference 'Incontrove...

McMaster Says Evidence of Russia Interference 'Incontrovertible'

Feb. 17
Amy Held / NPR

The national security adviser broke with what has been President Trump's script about the F.B.I. investigation into Russian interference in the election.

13 Die After Helicopter Surveying Earthquake Damage Crash...

13 Die After Helicopter Surveying Earthquake Damage Crashes In Mexico

Feb. 17
Amy Held / NPR

No deaths had been reported as a direct consequence of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck central and southern Mexico earlier Friday.

Pakistan: Zainab Ansari's Confessed Killer Sentenced To D...

Pakistan: Zainab Ansari's Confessed Killer Sentenced To Death

Feb. 17
Amy Held / NPR

The world was moved by a viral photo of the 7-year-old girl, whose body was found on a trash heap in January.

Did Pox Virus Research Put Potential Profits Ahead of Pub...

Did Pox Virus Research Put Potential Profits Ahead of Public Safety?

Feb. 17
Nell Greenfieldboyce / NPR

Privately funded scientists made a virus related to smallpox from scratch, hoping their version might lead to a better smallpox vaccine. But critics question the need — and worry about repercussions.

Goodbye, Mr. Okra: New Orleans Remembers Its Singing Vege...

Goodbye, Mr. Okra: New Orleans Remembers Its Singing Vegetable Vendor

Feb. 17
Debbie Elliott / NPR

Arthur James Robinson, known as "Mr. Okra," died this week. But New Orleans residents will never forget his distinctive inventory call and his brightly-painted truck, winding through the city.

Mueller Indictment Of Russian Operatives Details Playbook...

Mueller Indictment Of Russian Operatives Details Playbook Of Information Warfare

Feb. 17
Tim Mak / NPR

There were Facebook groups and events inciting both left and right; fake identities to pay real people involved with rallies; and stolen U.S. identities used to facilitate payments for digital ads.

Rio Carnival: When Brazil Lets Out Its Mysterious 'Inner ...

Rio Carnival: When Brazil Lets Out Its Mysterious 'Inner Chicken'

Feb. 17
Philip Reeves / NPR

"There are people who go through life until they are 80 or 90 years old, desperate to let out their chicken. They die without doing so, which is a mistake," a Carnival reveler says.