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From 'JK' To 'Eye Gunk': Taking U.S. Slang To China

One of the most well-known American women in China is someone many Americans have never heard of. Jessica Beinecke is host of OMG! Meiyu, an English-language learning web show produced by Voice of America. Her offbeat videos have racked up more than 15 million views over the last year.
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All Over The Map: Cartography And Conflict

A newly issued Chinese passport featuring a map that lays claim to disputed territory with several neighboring countries is only the latest case of cartographic aggression. From Latin America to East Asia, maps have long played a central role in territorial tussles.
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Can Mexico's New President Turn The Corner?

Mexico's President-elect, Enrique Pena Nieto, is promising to work closely with President Obama. Pena Nieto was in Washington this week ahead of his inauguration on Saturday. Host Michel Martin speaks with Alfredo Corchado, Mexico bureau chief for The Dallas Morning News, and Stephen Johnson from the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
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Milk: Symbol Of Purity, Symbol Of Conflict

Our complicated relationship with milk may make images of this week's EU dairy farmers' protest more powerful than, say, if they sprayed police with water. For much of human history, says historian Deborah Valenze, we've wavered between reverence and revulsion for the stuff.
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Guerrilla Cartographers Put Global Food Stats On The Map

The mapmakers have amassed some 80 maps for Food: An Atlas, ranging from surplus in Northeast Italy to meat production in Maryland. The goal is to spread information about various food systems so they can be adapted locally.
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OK, North Korea's Leader Isn't 'Sexiest Man Alive,' Chinese Media Concede

China's Web surfers have had much fun at the expense of People's Daily Online after it accepted as fact that The Onion thinks Kim Jong Un is 2012's biggest hunk. Editors at the Communist Party's mouthpiece now realize they were punk'd.

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