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The Onion Book Of Known Knowledge

Headlines like "Drugs Win Drug War" have made the satirical news agency The Onion a household name. Young audiences tend to gravitate toward mock-news sources like "The Daily Show" and The Onion, and in an election year, headlines are ripe for parody. We check in with the editor of The Onion about its coverage of election 2012 and latest book, “The Onion Book of Known Knowledge."

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Marc Maron On Sobriety And Managing His 'Uncomfortable' Comfort Zone

The comic recently played out his own fictional relapse on his IFC show, Maron. He says relapse is "a very real fear of mine. I'm glad it happened in fiction and not in real life."
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'Invisible Army' Of Immigrant Women Finds Its Voice Through Cooking

Brazilian immigrant Roberta Siao says being both a foreigner and mother made it hard to find work in London. At Mazi Mas, a restaurant that trains and employs immigrants, she found more than a job.
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A Guide To The Many Conspiracy Theories Donald Trump Has Embraced

They run the gamut from the JFK assassination to Vince Foster's death to, of course, Barack Obama's birth certificate.
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The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Barack Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam. We discuss what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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