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Greek vocal icon Marinella (center) sings "Children of Greece," a song once sung to Greek soldiers as Italian and German forces invaded the country. As they endure hard times today, Greeks are turning to theater that shows triumphs over adversity in the previous century. Badminton Theater hide caption

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Parallels

Greeks Find Hope In The Theater Of Nostalgia

The story of Greece dates to ancient times, but its modern chapter has taken a terrible hit since the 2010 debt crisis. One theater is trying to inspire hope through musicals that celebrate the last century, when Greece suffered through poverty and wars and persevered.

ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento, member Katy Perry and president Paul Williams at the 2012 Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Hollywood, Calif. Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup hide caption

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Collecting Money For Songwriters, A 100-Year Tug-Of-War

ASCAP — the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers — was founded on Feb. 13, 1914, to protect its members' copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music. It hasn't been an easy century; in fact, just about every victory has come as the result of litigation.

A woman signs a giant banner printed with the preamble to the U.S. Constitution during a demonstration against the Citizens United ruling in Washington in October 2010. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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'Citizens United' Critics Fight Money With Money

Four years after the controversial Supreme Court ruling, the meaning of campaign finance reform depends on whom you ask. But those advocating for stronger laws are organizing a long campaign of their own to reduce the political influence of big money.

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