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Oh My, Ohio! Five States Named 'Most Likely To Curse'

All those customer service calls — the ones where you wait and wait and maybe even swear a little — get recorded. A recent study revealed which states curse a blue streak best. Topping the charts: those salty-mouthed Buckeyes.

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U.S. Lawyer Works To Change The Afghan Legal System

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Gnossiennes: No. 1, Lent Pascal Rogé

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New Princesses Rescue Girls From A Distressed Damselhood

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Meet Latin America's Teenage Korean Pop Fanatics

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On Dancefloors Metronomy
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Bachata Luna David Schulman

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Why French Troops Are Intervening In Africa — Again

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Going Forth By Day Colleen
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They Shot For Zero, But Couldn't Squash Polio In 2013

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The Competitors John Cameron

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Oh My, Ohio! Five States Named 'Most Likely To Curse'

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Rome's St. Zeno chapel was built by Pope St. Paschal I in honor of his mother. The ceiling, a gold mosaic, was intended as an interpretation of heaven. Stephen Weigel/Courtesy of Basic Books hide caption

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54 Days In The Eternal City: A Christian 'Pilgrimage' For Lent

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