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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.

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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.

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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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Greeks Find Hope In The Theater Of Nostalgia

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Neither Christian Nor Muslim Is Safe In Central African Republic

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'Citizens United' Critics Fight Money With Money

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In Front Of A Home Crowd, Russia Has Hockey History On Its Mind

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Ancient DNA Ties Native Americans From Two Continents To Clovis

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Through The Internet, Gay Teens Connected To Larger Community

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

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