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Cowlitz Tribe Can Continue Casino Construction, Following Court Ruling

OPB | July 29, 2016 12:16 p.m. | Portland

Construction of a half-billion-dollar new casino 15 minutes north of Portland can continue full bore Friday following a federal appeals court ruling.

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Invisibilia: He Mocked Celebrity, Then Came To Crave It Himself

NPR | July 29, 2016 8:23 a.m.

This week the NPR program Invisibilia talks with a guy who despised our mindless worship of celebrities. So he devised an elaborate prank. It succeeded in ways he never would have anticipated.

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After Hinckley, States Tightened Use Of The Insanity Plea

NPR | July 29, 2016 7:38 a.m.

John Hinckley's not-guilty verdict prompted states and Congress to tighten use of the insanity defense. Civil rights advocates say that means seriously ill people are imprisoned without treatment.

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How Can Success Still Make You Feel Like A Failure?

NPR | July 29, 2016 6:20 a.m.

Writer Lidia Yuknavitch's early failures made her feel unworthy of success. Now, she says, those moments push her to find worth in herself as a writer.

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When A Project Fails, Should The Workers Get A Bonus?

NPR | July 29, 2016 6:20 a.m.

Entrepreneur Astro Teller rewards colleagues when their ambitious projects fail. Teller says this helps people take risks so they can achieve their "moonshot" goals, like a balloon-powered internet.

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When Beliefs Fail Us, How Do We Move Forward?

NPR | July 29, 2016 6:20 a.m.

Over the course of his life, many of Casey Gerald's core beliefs have failed him. He says he's learned that clear-eyed doubt can sometimes be better than belief.

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Why Do Complex Systems Thrive on Trial And Error?

NPR | July 29, 2016 6:20 a.m.

Economist Tim Harford identifies similar characteristics in successful industrial and economic systems. They work much better, he says, when they're constantly evolving through trial and error.

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Jack Davis, Cartoonist Who Helped Found 'Mad' Magazine, Dies At 91

NPR | July 28, 2016 10:05 p.m.

Money from a job illustrating a Coca-Cola training manual became a springboard for Jack Davis to move from Georgia to New York.

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At 75, Wonder Woman Lassos In A New Generation With An Ageless Fight

NPR | July 28, 2016 11:23 a.m.

As the launch of the upcoming film coincides with the heroine's Comic-Con fandom, Wonder Woman appears to be hooking new fans for the same reasons she was birthed in 1941: justice, peace and feminism.

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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

NPR | July 27, 2016 2:29 p.m.

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.