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Corn Dries Up, Even As Farmers Try To Combat Heat

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The heat and drought that brought much of Colorado Springs into danger has also hit the Midwest. Temperatures broke 100 degrees in the Great Plains, and the heat and lack of rain is endangering what was expected to be a bumper crop of corn. Host Scott Simon speaks with Tim Lenz, a farmer in central Illinois.
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'Baskets' Takes Zach Galifianakis From French Clown School To The Rodeo Ring

The comic, who plays a rodeo clown in his new FX comedy series, says he is "not creeped out by clowns." Galifianakis is also the creator of the Emmy Award-winning web comedy series Between Two Ferns.
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The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
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Carly Fiorina Ends Bid For Republican Presidential Nomination

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO received a brief burst of attention after performing well in debates last fall, but she failed to catch the interest of Republican voters.
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Twitter Tries A New Kind Of Timeline By Predicting What May Interest You

Twitter has struggled to attract new users. Its latest effort at rejuvenation is a new kind of timeline that predicts which older posts you might not want to miss and displays them on top.

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