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Kansas Farmers Commit To Taking Less Water From The Ground

Water from the Ogallala Aquifer is withdrawn about six times faster than rain or rivers can recharge it. Now, a group of farmers in one part of northwestern Kansas has agreed to pump 20 percent less water out of the aquifer over the next five years.
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Fugitive Arrest: Former Banking Executive Caught In Italy

Italian police have arrested a former UBS bank executive who is wanted in the United States on charges that he helped wealthy clients evade billions in U.S. taxes. Raoul Weill became a fugitive after a federal grand jury indicted him in 2008.
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Britain To Build New Nuclear Plant, Bucking European Trend

The plant, to be built by a French company, would be the first in Britain in 20 years. France and Britain are among the few European nations that are planning an energy future with a strong nuclear component. Across much of the continent, existing plants are being phased out, most notably in Germany.
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Existing Home Sales Dip After Hitting 4-Year High

Though sales edged down in September from August, they were still well above the pace of a year earlier. Much more will be learned about how the economy fared last month when data on jobs and unemployment are released Tuesday.
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Facebook Users Don't 'Like' This: Status Update Error Messages

Lots of users have encountered problems when they try to update their status or "like" a post.
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'Murdoch's World': Inside One Of The Last Old Media Empires

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. now stretches from Australia to India, Great Britain and the United States. In a new book, NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik looks at how News Corp. publications covered the company's hacking scandals, and its punitive attitude toward critics.
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Canada Takes Cable A La Carte, But Don't Expect U.S. To Follow

If you want to watch MTV, you have to pay for ESPN, even if you don't like sports. TV viewers often complain their expensive bills include packages of channels that are bundled together. Now, Canada's government is requiring cable companies to change their pricing system. But that's unlikely to happen in the U.S.
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Ranchers Wonder If U.S. Sheep Industry Has Bottomed Out

Over the last 20 years, the number of sheep in the U.S. has been cut in half. Today, the domestic sheep herd is one-tenth the size it was during World War II. Consumers are eating less lamb and wearing less wool these days. Those trends have left ranchers to wonder: When are we going to hit bottom?
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What To Know About The Tentative JPMorgan Deal

JPMorgan has reached a tentative $13 billion settlement with the Department of Justice over its questionable mortgage practices leading up to the U.S. financial crisis. Renee Montagne talks to NPR business correspondent Chris Arnold about what's known so far about the terms of the deal.
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What Glenn Greenwald Could Gain From New Media Venture

The journalist who broke the story about the U.S. government's surveillance program is leaving The Guardian to work with eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. The structure of media site is still unknown, but Greenwald has called the move a "once-in-a-career dream journalistic opportunity."

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