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  • They call the exercise "Miracle on the Key."
  • Twenty-five years ago, the U-S hockey team defeated a superstar Soviet team at the Lake Placid Olympics. The victory was a stunning upset on the ice -- and on the world stage, amid chilly relations between two Cold War superpowers. Three New York friends remember being part of history that day.
  • Commentator Frederica Matthews-Green talks about the tangible evidence that miracles do happen, and that in Christianity, these things are often not pretty; sometimes they're downright tacky, in fact.
  • On the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Olympic Men's Hockey Team's win over the Soviet Union, NPR's Neal Conan looks back at the stunning defeat for the U.S.S.R. Conan covered the event for Morning Edition in 1980.
  • Families hoped for a miracle even as science nagged that one was improbable and rescue crews went into a seventh day of searches Thursday for two teens...
  • Commentator Frank Deford says one of the best accomplishments in sports was the creation of the Miracle League, which gives disabled children the chance to play baseball.
  • Christian faithful gather beneath a major highway overpass in Chicago to see an image of what some call the Virgin Mary on a concrete wall. City officials argued it was simply a water stain on the concrete, but thousands of believers disagreed.
  • Some high-profile black film directors, led by Spike Lee, have come together to create Miracle's Boys, a television series for teens about growing up in New York City's Harlem district. NPR's Ed Gordon speaks with two of the directors, Ernest Dickerson and Bill Duke.
  • Africa's history, present state of being and future is the subject of a new book, Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles. African journalist and author Richard Dowden discusses his book, which focuses on sub-Saharan Africa. He also weighs in on the political climate in African nations, such as Zimbabwe.
  • Indie rocker Liz Phair debuted with fierce, funny and sometimes profane songs about her life. As her outlook got sunnier, so did her music. The change alienated some fans. Her latest CD has an edge some may remember.
  • Mozelle Davis of St. Petersburg is a spiritual woman who believes very much in miracles.In this installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, Mozelle talks with…
  • Researchers proclaim that a new drug tackles two nagging health issues at once: smoking and obesity. The drug, still being studied, appears to double the chances of quitting smoking while also allowing people to lose weight. The medicine controls the urges by blocking the same circuits in the brain that make pot smokers hungry. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports.
  • The close-quarter battle inside the steel plant — the last Ukrainian stronghold of the strategic port city of Mariupol --appeared increasingly desperate.
  • Actress Patty Duke, who played an adolescent Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, and starred in her own TV sitcom — The Patty Duke Show — while still in her teens, has died. She was 69.
  • The 2004 earthquake in Indonesia was so powerful, it sped up Earth's rotation by a fraction of a second each day. That detail inspired Karen Thompson Walker's debut novel, which imagines a world in which Earth has inexplicably begun to slow down, leading to a series of calamitous changes.
  • Argentine author César Aira's newest novel, The Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira, is the story of a doctor's quest for miracle cures for imagined illnesses — and to defeat his wicked archnemesis, the sinister Dr. Actyn. Reviewer Pablo Medina says it's worth a read.
  • One hundred years ago today, Albert Einstein finished a scientific paper that would change the world. His radical insight into the nature of light would help transform Einstein from an unknown patent clerk to a giant of 20th-century science.
  • Ben Mattlin was born with a condition called spinal muscular atrophy. Many infants with the disease don't live past age 2, but Mattlin went on to attend Harvard, get married and have kids. "I had this dumb idea from childhood that I could do anything anybody else could do," he says.
  • Stream the sweetly spooky return of the soft-hearted British psych-poppers.
  • A calico cat named Patches, who was presumed killed in a 2018 mudslide in Santa Barbara County, Calif., has turned up nearly three years later. The garage where Patches slept was destroyed.
  • Tell Me More celebrates National Poetry Month with the 'Muses and Metaphor' series, where listeners submit their own poems via Twitter. Today's tweet comes from Christina Lux. She's an assistant director at the University of Kansas and tweeted about a scary medical diagnosis.
  • A $50 million clean-up project to remove debris from Hurricane Irma has begun in the Florida Keys where a crew lifted a sunken motorhome from a canal.
  • The Cumbre Vieja volcano has damaged hundreds of homes and forced more than 6,000 people to evacuate as lava raced across La Palma, part of the Spanish archipelago known as the Canary Islands.
  • The National Zoo in Washington, D.C., announced the name of its latest Internet star. Thousands of people sent the zoo their suggested names for the four-month-old giant panda cub.
  • Holmes and her former business partner and ex-boyfriend, Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, have pleaded not guilty to charges of defrauding investors and patients of the blood-testing company Theranos.
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