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Music

Flaco Jiménez And The Legacy Of Conjunto

In his seventh decade as a performer, the master accordion player has released a new album, Legends and Legacies. It's a collection of songs that illustrate the history of the conjunto tradition.

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The Salt

The System That Supplies Our Chickens Pits Farmer Against Farmer

Most of the nation's chicken meat is grown by contract farmers who get ranked against each other when it's time to get paid. Critics say someone always ends up losing — and, too often, deep in debt.

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Politics

Ex-Aides' Emails May Taint Wis. Gov. Walker's Political Ambitions

A court released 27,000 emails from a former aide to Scott Walker who was convicted of using her job to do illegal campaign work. The emails surface amid the GOP rising star's re-election campaign.

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