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How Funny Or Die Makes Room For What Works

Funny or Die, a website founded by comedians including Will Ferrell, is finding ways to channel the loose comedy of the Internet into projects both online and on television.

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World's Fairs still exist, but just two cities bid to host the 2017 Expo. In contrast, seven U.S. cities are vying for the 2024 Olympics, and the games just signed a $7.75 billion deal with NBC.

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Too Young To Smoke, But Not To Pick Tobacco

Minors can't buy cigarettes in the U.S., but they can farm tobacco. A new Human Rights Watch report says the practice is hazardous; cigarette makers say there are some safe roles for kids on farms.

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Too Young To Smoke, But Not To Pick Tobacco

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New Orleans Police Hope To 'Win The City Back,' One Kid At A Time

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How Funny Or Die Makes Room For What Works

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