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Drought Could Dry Up Nevada Dairy Farmers' Expansion Plans

Severe drought has left northern Nevada's farmers scrambling to find enough feed for the cows they already have. It comes as farmers are under pressure to expand to provide powdered milk to China.
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Secretary Of State Kerry Says Ukraine Is Not A 'Cold War Story'

While Russia carries out military exercises near Ukraine's border and shelters its ousted president, the U.S. is watching closely. But Kerry says Ukraine shouldn't feel pulled between East and West.
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Idle No More: Japan Plans To Restart Closed Nuclear Reactors

A new energy plan reverses an earlier decision to phase out nuclear power after the Fukushima disaster. The public is largely opposed to nuclear power, but Japan says it's necessary to meet demand.
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Jewels Lie Beneath The Violence In The Central African Republic

A Muslim-led coup last year triggered the violence in the majority-Christian country. But there's a deeper reason: resentment over diamonds and gold, mined by Christians and traded by Muslims.
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Impatient With Change, Libyans Begin To Leave

With Libya between chaos and the emergence of a new state, many Libyans are fleeing to other countries. An executive and a revolutionary activist in Tripoli explain their fears and why they may leave.
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Violence In Crimea Casts Shadow On New Ukrainian Cabinet

Pro-Russian forces have captured two buildings in Crimea, even as Russia is offering to protect the ousted Ukrainian president. Meanwhile, the new government in Kiev is warning against separatism.
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With Billions In Looted Cash, What Ukrainian Politician Isn't Corrupt?

Ukraine is consistently ranked among the most corrupt countries in the world. Taras Kuzio of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies explains how this corruption has helped fuel recent unrest.
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A Greek Treasure Pulled From The Sea Disappears Again In Gaza

The Hamas government says it has an important relic: an ancient statue of the god Apollo, found by a fisherman. It hopes the bronze figure attracts foreign interest but hasn't yet shown it publicly.
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How Ukraine's Presidential Documents Got Online So Fast

When Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev, he left a trove of documents at his estate. Journalists spent the weekend in a house that had once been off-limits, going over the papers.
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Crimea: A Gift To Ukraine Becomes A Political Flash Point

In 1954, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev transferred Crimea from Russia to Ukraine. At the time it seemed unexceptional, but six decades later, that gift is having consequences for both countries.

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