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Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin Dies

Satirist George Carlin has died of heart failure. The comedian, whose "Seven Filthy Words" routine was the center of a Supreme Court case, passed away on Sunday. He was supposed to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor later this year. Read more and hear a discussion of the continuing debate over the use of the words he identified as "filthy" (with bleeps) in this CNN story and a link to a CNN video. Here's more from NPR.

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