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Protestors in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens in 2010, demonstrating against the EU's Growth and Stability Pact. Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Can Eurozone Countries Actually Follow Their Own Rules This Time?

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Andreas Georgiou was picked last year to run Greece's statistical agency. He promised more accurate financial data. He has won praise, though now he is under investigation following claims the country's budget deficit was artificially inflated. Petros Giannakouris/AP hide caption

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The Latest Greek Drama: Government Statistics

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Teenagers won't be able to the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step without a prescription. AP hide caption

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Teenage Girls Will Still Need A Prescription For 'Plan B'

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Egyptian soldiers stand in front of campaign posters for candidates from the hard-line Islamist Salafist Al-Nour party, in the coastal city of Alexandria. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Islamist Parties At Odds In Egypt's Ongoing Elections

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Teachers have been fired for comments they posted on Facebook, which raises free speech issues and questions about how teachers should interact on social media. Sturti/IStockPhoto hide caption

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Friendly Advice For Teachers: Beware Of Facebook

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French stilt dancers from Landes, in southwestern France, walk through London on their way to the 1937 Silver Jubilee Festival of the English Folk Dance and Song Society. Fox Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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A Bird's-Eye History Of Walking On Stilts

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Newt Gingrich, whose run for president nearly derailed earlier this year when many of his top staffers quit, now sits atop the polls. As a result, his campaign organization is growing. Here, he arrives at a town hall meeting last week in Staten Island, N.Y. Michael Nagle/Getty Images hide caption

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Gingrich's Most Important Adviser: Himself

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Alexander Gardner photographed President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C., on the eve of his second inauguration. It was the last portrait taken of Lincoln before his assassination in April 1865 and it appears on the cover of The Atlantic's commemorative Civil War issue. Alexander Gardner/National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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'The Atlantic' Remembers Its Civil War Stories

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