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Comparing Law School Rankings? Read The Fine Print

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When Everyone Wants To Watch 'House Of Cards,' Who Pays?

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Episode 527: The Amazing Shrinking Economy Might Stop Shrinking

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Elias Tilligadas and Katerina Margeritou have both had their salaries cut by the Greek government. Nikolia Apostolou/NPR hide caption

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'The Numbers Are Getting Better, The People Are Getting Worse'

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Cossacks stand guard at the entrance to the Crimean Parliament building on Friday in Simferopol, Ukraine. Russian Cossacks, some heavily armed, have taken up guard duties at road checkpoints, border crossings and other key facilities that were previously guarded by local, pro-Russian militants across Crimea in recent days. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Behind Ukraine's Political Strife: One Big Utility Bill

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Does Raising The Minimum Wage Kill Jobs?

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