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How did your life collide with the headlines in 2007?
Iraq, the subprime crisis, Facebook, immigration, oil prices - 2007 had no shortage of hefty headlines. We'd like to hear about how these and other major news events of the past year affected you. Where did your life collide with the news in 2007?

What's your holiday performance story?
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Ruins of the Exchange Bank in Richmond, Virginia in 1865
When body counts in the Middle East are in the triple digits and rhetoric from leaders sounds hollow, there are days it seems like the country is in a very dire place. Independent Producer Nate DiMeo puts these feelings into a little historical perspective by reminding us of the Gilded Age, the years just after the Civil War: "It was time a just like ours, but just way, way uglier."