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Labor Unions Contemplate The Future

An effort to organize Volkswagen workers in Tennessee was hailed as a potential breakthrough for organized labor in the South. But workers at the plant in Chattanooga voted to reject the plan last week, opening up questions about whether unions will ever find a toe hold in states that are attracting an increasing amount of blue collar jobs. We explore where the labor movement is headed from here, including in so-called "right-to-work" states in our region.

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This week we celebrated not only Christmas, but also the solstice — the shortest day of the year. In honor of this wintry weather, author Edward Carey recommends his favorite winter fairy tale.
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Nutmeg Spice Has A Secret Story That Isn't So Nice

Nutmeg is a feel-good holiday spice. But it once caused serious bloodshed and may have even been a reason the Dutch were willing to part with Manhattan in the 1600s.
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Special Prosecutors Should Handle Civilian Shootings By Police, Holmes Norton Says

Norton says mayors and governors could stem anger over civilian shootings by police by appointing special prosecutors to handle them.
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2014 Hashtags: #MuslimApologies Grew Out Of Both Anger And Whimsy

Maha Hilal helped launch #MuslimApologies partly as a rebuttal to the more earnest hashtag, #NotInOurName. She tells Audie Cornish how it reflects a divisive conversation in the Muslim community.

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