NPR News: After Long Drought, Has U.S. Olympic Long Track Speedskating Turned A Corner?

After Long Drought, Has U.S. Olympic Long Track Speedskating Turned A Corner?
On Wednesday, U.S. long track skaters won bronze in the women’s team pursuit event — the first Olympic medal since 2010. Here’s a look at what it’s like for U.S. athletes to compete in this sport.

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NPR News: Tanzania’s Biggest City Finds Success With Region’s First Bus Rapid Transit System

Tanzania’s Biggest City Finds Success With Region’s First Bus Rapid Transit System
Dar es Salaam is the only East African city with a bus rapid transit system. It is a model for so many African cities that are growing at an intense pace, but don’t have the kind of money they need to build more expensive infrastructure.

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NPR News: Around 100 Girls Are Missing In Nigeria After Boko Haram Attacks School

Around 100 Girls Are Missing In Nigeria After Boko Haram Attacks School
Boko Haram insurgents attacked a girls school in northeastern Nigeria, and initial reports suggested scores of children might be missing. Authorities say militants also took off with foodstuffs. Boko Haram fighters have seized thousands of captives over the years, most famously the Chibok girls.

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