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Running A Comedy Machine: How Chuck Lorre Makes Hits

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To Fight Tick-Borne Disease, Someone Has To Catch Ticks

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Companies That Were 'Naughty And Nice' In 2012

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Authorities in Hunan province sentenced Tang Hui to 18 months in a re-education-through-labor camp after she repeatedly complained about the way police investigated the case of her daughter's kidnapping and forced prostitution. An uproar on Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, pushed authorities to free Tang days later. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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How Ordinary Chinese Are Talking And Fighting Back

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For Restaurants, Food Waste Is Seen As Low Priority

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The Dancing Sea Kevin Eubanks
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