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5:41 am
Sun November 18, 2012

Online, Chinese Spin English Words For New Meaning

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 6:04 am

An unusual list of words popped up recently on China's Twitter equivalent, Weibo. The words are in English, but they've gone viral on the Chinese Twittersphere. Chinese "netizens" have come up with satirical misspellings of "democrazy" and "freedamn."

Asia
5:41 am
Sun November 18, 2012

With Obama's Asia Trip, An Attempted Focus Shift

Originally published on Sun November 25, 2012 8:45 am

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News, I'm Rachel Martin.

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Author Interviews
5:41 am
Sun November 18, 2012

Relationships, Short And Sweet, In 'Married Love'

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 6:04 am

Host Rachel Martin speaks with British writer Tessa Hadley about her new collection of short stories, Married Love and Other Stories. Hadley teaches creative writing at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom, and her stories regularly appear in The New Yorker magazine.

Food
5:41 am
Sun November 18, 2012

The Veggieducken: A Meatless Dish With Gravitas

The Sporkful

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 10:45 am

Vegetarians don't need your sympathy on Thanksgiving, says Dan Pashman, host of a food podcast and blog called The Sporkful. Pashman is an omnivore, but he spoke to vegetarians and found "it actually makes them feel uncomfortable when a host goes to extreme lengths to make something special just for them."

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Author Interviews
5:41 am
Sun November 18, 2012

A Book To Break The Gun Control Stalemate

Joshua Lott Getty Images

Originally published on Mon November 19, 2012 9:25 am

Americans own an estimated 300 million guns. It's a level of gun ownership that no other country in the world comes close to matching. It's also a source of controversy in the U.S., where groups on both sides of the issue seem to have dug deep into the debate.

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