Amid Uproar Over Stray Cull, Putin Brought His Own Dog to Sochi

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_08c38c7cee.jpgMIKHAIL KLIMENTIEV/AFP/Getty Images (SOCHI, Russia) -- Amid international uproar over Sochi's plans to cull an untold numbers of stray dogs ahead of the Winter Olympics, it turns out Russian President Vladimir Putin brought one of his own dogs down to Sochi. There is no indication that the dog's presence was in response to the controversy. Rather, it was there for a reunion with the Japanese prime minister, who gave Putin the pet as a gift in 2012.

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Johnny Quinn Explains 'Unfortunate Mishap' With Sochi Bathroom Door

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_35ac123a7e.jpgJohnny Quinn (SOCHI, Russia) -- You've probably by now seen United States bobsledder Johhny Quinn's Hulk smash through a Sochi bathroom door after it jammed Saturday. Quinn told Good Morning America Sunday that he was so happy to escape the bathroom but after he saw the gaping hole, he thought he would get in trouble.

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Vatican Acknowledges Philomena's Incredible Journey

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_385e1c8005.jpgPaul Morigi/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company (VATICAN CITY) -- Hollywood magic can bring any story to life, but no one saw this ending coming. When Philomena Lee, the real-life inspiration behind the hit movie Philomena, succumbed to the pressures of the Catholic Church and gave her son up for adoption, she never thought that she'd be face to face with the pope 60 years later at the invitation of the Vatican.

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Journalism Student's 'Sochi Problems' Twitter Account Goes Viral

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_43d926c8b1.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (SOCHI, Russia) -- A 20-year-old college journalism student has been revealed to be the brainchild behind the popular Twitter account Sochi Problems. The page, created by Alex Broad of Toronto, calls attention to all the problems and unpreparedness at the Russian city for the Olympic Winter Games. Broad launched the problems page on Tuesday and it's already attracted over 300,000 followers.

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American Bobsledder Smashes Through Jammed Door in Sochi

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_24f3b96c85.jpgStreeter Lecka/Getty Images (SOCHI, Russia) -- Dirty drinking water and substandard accommodations in Sochi are just a few issues that have made headlines during the Winter Olympics. It seems like faulty doors need to be added to that list after United States bobsledder Johnny Quinn got stuck in the bathroom and had to break out.

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