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Headphone company Ossic announced Saturday it was shutting down, having delivered just 250 of the 10,000 pairs of virtual reality headphones that its backers had crowdfunded. David Becker/Getty Images hide caption

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The ruined castle of La Mothe-Chandeniers in central western France. The crowdfunding site Dartagnans organized an effort to buy the chateau for 500,000 euros. Guillaume Souvant/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic congressional candidate Regina Bateson (left) speaks with local resident Paige Stauss outside a public library in Granite Bay, Calif., following a campaign event. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption

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Thinking Of Running For Office? A Website Lets You Test The Waters

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Janet (left) and Jackie Carter's wedding in August 2015. They set up a crowdfunding site to help defray the considerable costs of IVF. Courtesy of Brian Fancher Photography hide caption

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Please, Baby, Please: Some Couples Turn To Crowdfunding For IVF

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The Quicken Loans Arena is decorated to welcome the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Angelo Merendino/Getty Images hide caption

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Some Trump RNC Delegates Surprised About Paying Their Own Way To Cleveland

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States Tout Crowdfunding As The Future Of Private Investment

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James Robertson, 56, walks to catch a bus in Detroit last month. The bus won't take him all the way to his job in Rochester Hills, so he has to walk the last eight miles. Ryan Garza/Detroit Free Press/TNS/Landov hide caption

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Star Wars Fans Force Sands Back From Darth Vader's Tunisia Birthplace

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