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The Two-Way - News Blog

Tom Brady Calls NFL's 4-Game Suspension 'Unfair'

Brady said he only destroyed his phone after his lawyers told the NFL his device would "not be subjected to investigation." Brady said he was "disappointed" in the NFL's decision.

Star Trek's Mr. Spock and Captain Kirk never even lose pocket change when they use a transporter to get from TV's Starship Enterprise to distant worlds. What gives? Paramount Television/The Kobal Collection hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Beam Me Up? Teleporting Is Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn't

Teleporting from one place to the next looks so fun on the big and little screen. But physicists who actually can do something like that with single atoms say teleporting people would be much messier.

This 18-year-old man was placed on probation after stealing sneakers at age 15. He stands in his front door in Alameda County, Calif., to demonstrate the limited range of movement allowed by the electronic monitoring device he was required to wear. "It felt like I was on a dog leash," he says. Violations related to it sent him to juvenile hall multiple times. Denise Tejada/Youth Radio hide caption

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Youth Radio

Meant To Keep Youths Out Of Detention, Probation Often Leads Them There

Nationwide, juvenile incarceration has dropped by half since 1999 — but the probations that have replaced it hold teens to sometimes subjective standards and often include electronic monitoring.

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Around the Nation

'Location Is Everything' In Tribal Casino Dispute OPB

The legal battle between two Native American tribes comes down to historical claims on a casino's proposed site — and also business.

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Music News

A Mexican Restaurant Turned Iconic Venue? 'That's Nashville'

3rd and Lindsley, a performance space for big and small acts in Music City, lets the music shine by keeping things (like its name) simple.

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Tiny Desk

Paul Weller Plays New Songs Plus A Heartwarming Throwback

The beloved Britpop veteran, whose music is both shifting and consistent, 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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Sweetness And Light

Deford To Hollywood: Ban Boxing Movies

Commentator Frank Deford isn't crazy about the new boxing movie Southpaw. He says its shortcomings are typical of Hollywood's depiction of boxing.

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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.

Dana Bowerman's lifelong best friend Michelle Elliott holds a photograph of the two together. Bowerman is serving a nearly 20 year sentence for federal drug conspiracy charges. She was holding out hope for clemency for nonviolent drug offenders but it is unlikely that she will receive an early release date. Carrie Johnson/NPR hide caption

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It's All Politics

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

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

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Parallels - World News

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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