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Sochi Winter Olympics: First gold medal goes to an American

Slopestyle snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg has won the first gold medal in the Sochi Olympics, as the American women's ice hockey team gets off to a good start.

Sochi: 5 California Olympians you should follow on Instagram

Forget the political controversy, technical glitches and subpar accommodations — our Southern California athletes are having a blast at the Sochi Olympics.

Sochi Winter Olympics: P6 campaign targets anti-gay laws

L.A.-based American Apparel is taking Russia's gay propaganda law by the seams, using the Olympics Charter Principle 6 as a vessel for its challenge.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Opening ceremony highlights Russian pride, despite glitch

To the best athletes in the world, who they've invited to the edge of the Black Sea to compete on ice and snow, the Russian team sang: you're "not gonna get us."

Human trafficking survivors tell their stories through art

An annual symposium at Mt. St. Mary's College on Saturday will highlight efforts to combat human trafficking using dance, drama, arts and music.

Sochi Olympics: In team event, figure skating rivals cheer for each other

This is the first Olympics where figure skaters from each country are competing as teams, which means athletes in this individualized sport now have to work together.

Odd questions about the Sochi Olympics: Quora has the answers

Are people excited about the Winter Olympics? Don't figure skaters get dizzy? Those are some of the questions being answered on Quora, the "knowledge sharing" site.

Religion and Culture: Bollywood dance comes to Los Angeles

“Hollywood’s favorite Bollywood Choreographer” Nakul Dev Mahajan brings the distinctive dance styles to Southern California devotees.

The Hummus takes a satirical look at Islamophobia

There's a new satirical new site called The Hummus that's being hailed as The Onion for Muslims, founded by three Silicon Valley-based practicing Muslims in their 20s.

Indian-Americans surge in California politics, but not LA

Indian-Americans have recently been called a rising force in California politics, with Republican Neel Kashkari’s campaign for governor hailed as the latest example.

Religion and Culture: Mixed-faith Hindu weddings are on the rise

The latest part of our ongoing series or religion, politcs and culture looks at the rise of mixed marriages — once a rarity — in the Hindu-American community.

Seahawks dominate Broncos in 43-8 Super Bowl win

The Seattle Seahawks have won their first Super Bowl title, crushing the favored Denver Broncos 43-8.

KPCC sports authority A Martinez on Super Bowl, NFL and NBA

A. Martinez spoke with NPR Saturday, running down his picks for the Super Bowl, and some insights on the 2013/ 2014 season, and offered thoughts on the NFL and NBA.

Super Bowl XLVIII: 5 points to help simplify Sunday's big game

Ahead of Sunday's Super Bow, NPR's Mike Pesca dams up the river of hype to create a cool lagoon of Super Bowl reason.

Irwindale spicing up suit against Sriracha hot sauce plant

A Los Angeles suburb is spicing up its lawsuit against a hot sauce manufacturer it claims polluted the air with pungent smells.

World Cup 2014: Where to watch the South Korea vs. US game Saturday

Saturday, the U.S. national men’s soccer team plays South Korea in an exhibition game. The match is a friendly, but a lot is at stake ahead of the World Cup.