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The Standing Rock Sioux are at the center of the dispute over the Dakota Access Pipeline. The tribe's chairman, David Archambault, gives his reaction to the latest court and government decisions.

An Obama administration decision to suspend construction on a controversial oil pipeline in North Dakota is a game changer for efforts to protect tribal lands, officials say.

Texas lost a lengthy legal battle over its voter ID law and had to change its rules. Now the Department of Justice says the state is misleading voters about what those new rules are.

After three Muslims were killed recently in Queens, community leaders in New York and elsewhere say Islamophobia is at a high, even 15 years after Sept. 11. Their solution: getting out the vote.

Host Scott Simon talks about Serena Williams, and what's happening in American League baseball with regular commentator Howard Bryant, senior writer for ESPN and ESPN the magazine.

The Department of Justice and voting advocates say Texas is misleading voters with information about how its voter ID law is supposed to work after courts struck down an earlier version of the law.

Tribal members protested the building of the controversial pipeline, near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, because it would cut across burial grounds and threaten the reservation's water supply.

Victor Davis Hanson, "Carnage and Culture" author and a senior fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, talks politics with Scott Simon. He calls the election cycle a continuation of populist outrage.

A crime syndicate reaps billions working out of its base in Italy's Calabria region. But local farmers have found a way to resist the mob's extortion rackets.

When deadly flooding rains swamped southern Louisiana last month, it destroyed lives and property. And it also caused millions of dollars of damage to the state's agriculture industry.

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