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Arts, Culture & Media

The new Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary is embarking on a complete revision, and Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Charlotte Brewer, author of "Treasure-House of the Language: The Living OED,� who explains the challenge of keeping the mammoth dictionary up-to-date.

Global Politics

International spelling bee

There was an unusual spelling bee in New York today. None of the participants was a native English speaker. Earlier today, anchor Lisa Mullins spoke with three of the participants in the Global SpellEvent Championship.

Global Politics

Ukraine's language

Ukraine became independent from the Soviet Union 18 years ago. One of the first moves Ukrainian nationalists took was to make Ukrainian the official state language. But as Brigid McCarthy reports, Russian remains the language of choice.