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Calif. Farmers Face Harsh Realities In Drought-Stricken Central Valley

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:03am

Renee Montagne talks to Samuel Sandoval, an assistant professor of water resource management at UC-Davis about the dwindling water table that's used to grow crops in California's Central valley.

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California Works Out Details Of Mandatory Water Restrictions

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:03am

State regulators will begin enforcing the new restrictions on a sliding scale. That means that some cities that have been slacking in water conservation will have to do a lot more than others.

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Major League Baseball Tries To Be More Welcoming To LGBT Community

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:03am

Ex-player Billy Bean, who's openly gay, is the MLB's inclusion ambassador, and he's charged with improving baseball's relationship with the LGBT community. David Greene talks to Bean about his role.

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Rail Operators Aim To Do More Short-Distance Hauling

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:03am

The trucking industry has to deal with an aging workforce, driver shortages and burdensome regulations. Railroads have already taken a good portion of the long-haul business away from semi-trucks

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Boston Marathon Bombing Trial To Move To Penalty Phase

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:03am

Jurors have found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts against him in the Boston Marathon bombing trial. The jury will have to decide whether he should be put to death.

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Parents Protest Calif. Proposal To Do Away With Vaccination Exemptions

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:03am

A bill to require more children get vaccinated is moving forward in the Calif. legislature. But even in the state that saw a large measles outbreak this year, its passage is going to be difficult.

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Video Of Officer Shooting Man In The Back Astonishes S.C. Residents

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:03am

S.C. authorities continue to probe the police shooting of a black man in North Charleston. The man ran from an officer and cell phone video shows the officer shooting at the man's back as he flees.

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Obama To Address Caribbean's 'Economic Achilles Heel' — Energy

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:03am

The president meets with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica Thursday — and a looming energy crunch in the region is high on the list.

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Remembering Ralph Sharon, Who Introduced Tony Bennett To Jazz

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:33am

The long-time piano accompanist and musical director accidentally broke the hit "(I Left My Heart) In San Francisco." But he was also the driving force behind the style Bennett is best known for.

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Suicides By Missouri Politicians Raise Questions About State Ethics

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:31am

Two prominent Republicans in Missouri committed suicide within weeks of each other. Both men were openly upset about political attacks early in the state's primary.

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Doctors Make House Calls On Tablets Carried By Houston Firefighters

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:30am

Most calls to the Houston Fire Department are for health problems, not fires. All those medical calls strain the 911 system and make a career in firefighting seem more like a career in health care.

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Rome's Plan For Prostitutes Upsets Sex Workers And The Catholic Chuch

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:29am

One neighborhood is creating a 'zone of tolerance' to confine prostitutes to certain areas. The community likes it and says it had to act because Italian society has failed to address the issue.

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China's 'Barefoot Lawyer' And His Great Escape

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:28am

In his new book, exiled Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng tells the story of growing up blind, being beaten under house arrest and finding refuge in the American Embassy in Beijing in 2012.

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Science Sticks Its Neck Out For Brontosaurus

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:18am

A new study suggests that the long-defunct Brontosaurus should be back on the books. Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne explain.

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'American Pie' Lyrics Sell At Auction For $1.2 Million

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 6:03am

An anonymous buyer gets the manuscript which is 16 pages of a mix of handwritten and typed drafts — including notes. The papers may give new insight into what Don McLean wanted the song to mean.

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Hungry Sea Lion Steals Man's Fish

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 5:45am

A man was on a boat in San Diego holding a fish when a sea lion leaped out of the water, over the boat's railing and grabbed the food. The man was pulled underwater, and was treated for his injuries.

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U.S. Hopes Riff With Venezuela Won't Overshadow Americas Summit

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

U.S. relations with Cuba and Venezuela are likely to overshadow this week's Summit of the Americas in Panama. As Washington works toward normalizing relations with Cuba, its relations with Cuba ally Venezuela deteriorated after President Obama warned that the nation was a threat to the United States.

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Rand Paul Jumps Into Presidential Race; TV Ads Already Try To Discredit Him

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

As Rand Paul officially declares for the Republican presidential nomination, a low-profile secret money group called the Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America attacks him as a weak protector in foreign policy. The ad echoes the Swift Boat Veterans attacks on Democrat John Kerry 11 years ago. It should. It was produced by the same consultant.

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Examining The Iran Nuclear Framework And The Worry That Surrounds It

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

There's still a lot of work to do before the U.S. and five other nations reach a deal with Iran over its nuclear program. Some worried people are already looking at what will happen once provisions of the deal start to run out a decade or more from now. Steve Inskeep talks to Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent with "The Atlantic."

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Historic Ferguson Election Adds More African-Americans To City Council

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

In Ferguson, Missouri, two African-Americans won seats on the six-body City Council. The unusually high-profile election, was the first big election since one of the city's former white police officers shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American man.

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