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Working Without Pay A Reality For Much Of Greece's Labor Force

Nikos Aivatzidis hasn't been paid since 2012 because his employer is in a dispute with the debt-ridden government. But he's afraid that if he stops working, he'll lose decades' worth of severance pay.

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When Loved Ones Go Missing, Ambiguity Can Hold Grief Captive

As families of those on the missing jetliner struggle to get answers, one grief counselor says moving forward requires accepting the unknown. But right now, she says, they're in survival mode.

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Eastern Sounds Go West

Some prominent musicians from the Arab world have been trading notes with European artists — and DJ Betto Arcos has been paying close attention.

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