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Mad props to Jim Lehrer of the NewsHour for resisting the peer pressure to call Turin "Torino." We don't call Milan, Rome, Naples, Florence, and so on "Milano," "Roma," "Napoli," and "Firenze." In English, it's not "Torino," it's Turin.

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