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'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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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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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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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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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, 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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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.

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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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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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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