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9:19 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Foreign Policy: The Forbidden Citizen

Lanterns made by the elderly at a preview show for the Chinese Lantern Festival in Beijing on Feb. 3, 2012. China has welcomed the auspicious year of the dragon. Yet, this year has not been auspicious for Chinese dissidents.
Mark Ralston AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri February 3, 2012 5:59 am

Sophie Richardson is China director at Human Rights Watch.

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All Songs Considered Blog
9:10 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Drum Fill Friday

Frank Micelotta Getty Images

Originally published on Fri February 3, 2012 7:04 am

Below are six drum intros and fills. Match the intro or fill to the album it's from. If you get it right, the artist and song names will appear.

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Movie Interviews
9:06 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Going In '50/50' On A Cancer Comedy, With Laughs

In 50/50, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Adam, a public radio host stricken with cancer who enlists his best friend, played by Seth Rogen, for moral and physical support.
Chris Helcermanas-Benge Summit Publicity

Originally published on Fri February 3, 2012 9:26 am

This interview was originally broadcast on September 28, 2011. 50/50 is now available on DVD.

When screenwriter Will Reiser was 24 and diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer, he coped by thinking up ideas for cancer comedies with his best friend, actor Seth Rogen.

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The Two-Way
9:03 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Reports: Two American Women Freed In Egypt

NBC News, al-Jazeera and al-Arabiya are reporting that police in Egypt say two American women and an Egyptian tour guide have been released by gunmen who kidnapped them earlier today near the Red Sea

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Shots - Health Blog
8:51 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Advocates Say Flu Vaccine Should Be Mandatory For Health Workers

Despite more than 20 years of recommendations that health workers get flu shots, the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show more than a third don't comply.

The voluntary approach to reducing the risk that workers will transmit flu to patients has fallen short.

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