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Satirizing Dictators Is Nothing New — Just Ask Charlie Chaplin

The Interview is hardly the first time a dictator has been portrayed on the big screen — Bugs Bunny, Mel Brooks and South Park have all taken aim at fearsome world leaders.

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Baby Thrives Once 3-D-Printed Windpipe Helps Him Breathe

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Farming helped fuel the rise of civilizations, but it may also have given us less robust bones. Leemage/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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When Humans Quit Hunting And Gathering, Their Bones Got Wimpy

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Outre Mer Garage a trois
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A Vital Chapter Of American History On Film In 'Selma'

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Moonlit Clouds DJ Kross
The Center DJ Ezasscul
Mi Burrito Sabanero Gaby Moreno
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Up Where We Belong [From An Officer and a Gentleman] Jennifer Warnes & Joe Cocker
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Is Sony Hack Really 'The Worst' In U.S. History, As CEO Claims?

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Reporter Offers Free Cab Rides For Stories From 'Streets Of Shanghai'

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Taxi Cab Vampire Weekend
Off Work Thurston Moore
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Can't Leave the Night BadBadNotGood
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