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Winter Olympics: Five-Time U.S. Olympian Skier Bode Miller Finds Peace for Sochi [Video]

By Allyson Burger | BSU at the Games

Samuel Bode Miller has won more major races than any other American male alpine skier in history.

The 36-year-old New Hampshire native is heading into what may be his fifth and final Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. While some critics see Miller as past his prime, Miller knows how to make a lasting impression on the slopes, skeptics be damned.

“I have so many more of the pieces in place now to make me feel solid and capable of putting together the exact performance I’m going to need on a given day in a race,” he said.

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Winter Olympics: Opening Ceremony Heralds Start of Sochi Games [Video]

An elaborate opening ceremony lasting more than three hours marked the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Friday.

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Winter Olympics: Take a Ride Down the Scary Sochi Snowboarding Course [Video]

The Sochi Winter Olympics open Friday in Sochi, Russia.

It seems like every news story that we see points to everything being awful. Hotels, as well as portions of the Olympic village aren't yet complete. There are stray dogs all over the place.

We haven't heard much about the actual event venues themselves. So, hopefully, they're at least ready. Let's face it: That's really all that matters.

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Poll: Many Americans Say Sochi Was Poor Choice for Winter Olympics

In a new poll, almost half of Americans surveyed say the decision to hold the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, was a poor one.

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President Obama in State of the Union: ‘America Does Not Stand Still’

Declaring 2014 a "year of action" as he unveiled a series of relatively meager executive actions, President Barack Obama vowed in his State of the Union address Tuesday night to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" he can in order to push through his agenda.

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True Story: I Learned Everything I Know About Challenger Explosion from Very Special Episode of ‘Punky Brewster’ [Video]

Today (Jan. 28) marks the 28th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger breaking apart almost immediately after it launched.

To say that I remember that day - where I was, and what I was doing when I heard the news - would be a lie. I was three years old (almost four). I probably barely had any idea what was happening. But, I DO very vividly remember that it happened, and that's all thanks to a very special episode of my favorite childhood TV show, "Punky Brewster."

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What If You Could Steal Your Neighbors’ Internet Legally? [Video]

It might be coming to a house or an Internet-service provider (ISP) near you.

A firm in Mexico is close to making thisa legit thing. The company, Telefónica, claims even when you are using your Internet and your wi-fi, most of the bandwidth is going to waste. Why not use it to help your Internet connection, and others?

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North American International Auto Show: Cars Are the Stars [Video]

The 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit kicked off Monday with news media preview days.

Monday and Tuesday are the two days when automakers introduce their new products to the world via the media. The show for the general public opens Saturday, and runs through runs through Jan. 26 at Cobo Center.

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Far Out Fix: U.S. Astronauts on Spacewalk Repairing International Space Station

NASA Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins are working outside the orbiting International Space Station today (Dec. 21) to fix a bad pump.

They are doing the first in a series of spacewalks to replace a degraded ammonia pump module with one of the station's two external cooling loops that keeps both internal and external equipment cool, according to NASA.

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With South African Icon Nelson Mandela’s Passing, Reviving ‘Quote of the Day’

I don't do this very often, but with the passing Thursday of South African icon Nelson Mandela, it seemed like a natural to revive the "Quote of the Day."

Simple, yet powerful, just like Mandela, South Africa's former president and civil rights leader who died at 95 years old.

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