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Should Leakers of Classified Government Wrong-Doings be Punished? 1.29.2014 – 4.6.2014 Early May 2014 $1,000
Should Marijuana Be Legal? 2.27.2014 – 5.4.2014 Early June 2014 $1,000
Is Secession Legitimate? 3.17.2014 – 6.1.2014 Early July 2014 $1,000

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