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The Kronos Quartet: Still Daring After All These Years

Four decades after its first performance, the San Francisco-based string quartet still nudges composers and audiences in new directions.

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At 81, Playwright Athol Fugard Looks Back On Aging And Apartheid

"It is under the pressure of desperation that extraordinary things can happen in a human life," says the South African playwright. Fugard staged an interracial play in Johannesburg in 1961.

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Paying For College

Senator Warns Of A Student Loan Bubble

Students are taking on record levels of debt to pay for college. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, says it's a drag on the economy and is calling for changes to the federal student loan system.

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At 81, Playwright Athol Fugard Looks Back On Aging And Apartheid

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No Sugar High For Wall Street: Candy Crush Maker's IPO Disappoints

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The Kronos Quartet: Still Daring After All These Years

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