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Opponents demonstrate against the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling at the Lincoln Memorial in October. The decision changed campaigning, but it apparently didn't make ads more fact-based. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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'Truth By Repetition': The Evolution Of Political Mudslinging

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Mikhail Sebastian lived in Los Angeles before his fateful trip to American Samoa. Courtesy Mikhail Sebastian hide caption

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In Limbo: Stateless Man Stuck On American Samoa

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The Corner Perk Cafe in Bluffton, S.C. Mandi Brower Photography hide caption

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Acts Of Kindness Continue At Corner Perk Cafe

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Comedy writer Andrew Borakove left California for Lincoln, Neb., to sell gongs. Guy Raz hide caption

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Hollywood Writer's Gongs Still Going Strong

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Beck's newest album, Song Reader, is a collection of sheet music intended to be arranged and recorded by his fans. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Beck Explains 'Song Reader,' An Album Fans Perform Themselves

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