Thai and Burmese fishing boat workers sit inside a cell at the compound of a fishing company in Benjina, Indonesia on Nov. 22, 2014. The imprisoned men were considered slaves who might run away. Dita Alangkara/AP hide caption

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The Salt

Beyond Brothels: Farms And Fisheries Are Frontier Of Human Trafficking

The State Department's annual human trafficking report this year gives special attention to slavery in agriculture and fishing. Human rights advocates say there's much work to be done to fight it.

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During Pool Season, Even Lifeguard Numbers Are Taking A Dive NCPR-WUNC

This summer, even the most crowded pools are struggling to hire enough lifeguards, and are cutting hours as a result. In a rebounding economy, teens are opting for higher-paying jobs or no job at all.

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Paul Weller: Tiny Desk Concert

The beloved Britpop veteran stops by the Tiny Desk with songs from his new album, Saturns Pattern — and one from his best-known record, Stanley Road.

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It's All Politics

After Hope For Early Release, Prisoners' Applications Stuck In Limbo

The Obama administration offered to help non-violent offenders like Dana Bowerman, but more than half the applications sent to the Clemency Project 2014 have not been processed.

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Investigation Underway Into Killing Of Cecil, Zimbabwe's Best Known Lion

The killing of the beloved lion, hunted for sport, has been condemned by wildlife conservationists. Authorities say he was lured away from a protected park, wounded with a crossbow and later shot.

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NFL's Goodell Upholds Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady supported "the actions of other team employees to deflate game footballs" below required levels, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says.

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Deceptive Cadence

Remembering Vic Firth, An Orchestral — And Entrepreneurial — Legend

He was with the Boston Symphony for 50 years, and his name was also stamped on the sticks of drummers from Buddy Rich to Charlie Watts to Questlove. Firth died Sunday at age 85.

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