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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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Risk Guitar Tulsa Drone
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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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Violin Sonata in A major IV: Allegretto poco mosso Itzhak Perlman / Martha Argerich
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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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Clouds That Won't Rain Clothesline Revival
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Daybreak Greg Reitan
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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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Cumbanchero Mark Weinstein
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International Rhumba Louis Mhlanga
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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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Nice To Meet You Polock
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Grandpa's Hands [For Frank Wall Sr.] Blue Cranes
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Peal, Repeal Dan Tepfer
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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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Boogielastic Joshua Redman
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M*a*s*h: Suicide Is Painless Various Artists
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Blue Nile Mulatu Astatke and the Heliocentrics
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