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Lisa Ricchio sued the motel where she was sexually assaulted and held captive under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. Todd Bookman/New Hampshire Public Radio hide caption

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Human Trafficking Survivor Settles Lawsuit Against Motel Where She Was Held Captive

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Lisa Ricchio recently settled a first-of-its-kind lawsuit under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. She sued the motel where she was held captive, accusing it of turning a blind eye to her abuse.

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (right) receives the crown from the man who found it, Sirak Asfaw, during a ceremony Thursday in Addis Ababa. The 18th-century Ethiopian crown had been hidden in a Dutch apartment for the past 21 years. The Office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed via AP hide caption

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Ethiopian Crown Returned — After 21 Years Stashed In A Dutch Apartment

Officials say the artifact disappeared in 1993. Then it turned up at Sirak Asfaw's place in the Netherlands in 1998. Not knowing what to do, he stayed quiet about it ... for two decades.

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Claire Danes Reflects 'With Gratitude' On Her Life-Changing 'Homeland' Tenure

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As her Showtime series draws to an end, Danes talks about playing CIA agent Carrie Mathison and what it was like navigating adolescence while starring in My So-Called Life.

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Trying To Decide What Birth Control To Use? Here's How To Make The Decision

Given all the types of birth control out there, picking a form of contraception can be overwhelming. It involves understanding how birth control works, your preferences, side effects and more.

Trying To Decide What Birth Control To Use? Here's How To Make The Decision

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Nada Surf Revisits Its Roots On 'Never Not Together'

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If you initially dismissed the band as a novelty, then you've missed out on more than 25 years of consistently smart alt-rock greatness.

Nada Surf On World Cafe

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How The Stars Became An Industry

Astrology has existed for thousands of years and has roots that span the globe. But is it a science or a religion or just a kind of personality test? And why is it more popular than ever?

The Stars

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Synonymous With Soul, Percy Sledge Transcended The Muscle Shoals Sound

For our series One-Hit Wonders/Second-Best Songs, NPR Music Senior Director Lauren Onkey recommends "Out of Left Field" by Percy Sledge. He's known mostly for his 1966 hit, "When a Man Loves a Woman."

Synonymous With Soul, Percy Sledge Transcended The Muscle Shoals Sound

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