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Does It Taste As Sweet To Say 'I Love You' In Another Language?

When it comes to cross-cultural and bilingual relationships, not everyone speaks the same language of love. The language with the deepest emotional resonance tends to be the one that was spoken by each romantic partner at home when they were growing up.
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Who's Carl This Time

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the week's news: Allstate of the Union, Nightmare on Peachtree Street, Games and Gaiety.
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Panel Round One

Cosi fan Tootie.
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Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell three stories about the brother of a world leader trying to make his way in the world, only one of which is true.
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Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: Walk a mile in my feet, Lizzie on the Dole, 4-Dimensional Books.
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Limericks

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Downward Facing Orc, Nestle's Crest, Caterpillar-plasty.
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.
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Prediction

Our panelists predict what will be the highlight of Sochi Olympics opening ceremony.
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Syria Peace Talks Take A Break

The Syria peace talks in Geneva adjourn with no breakthroughs or substantive signs of progress. But international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi says there is some common ground between the government and its opponents, and he announced that the talks will resume on Feb. 10.
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Assad Regime Slows In Handing Over Chemical Weapons

The U.S. and international monitors are expressing concern over delays in the the handover of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal. Many experts now suspect that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime may be dragging its feet.

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