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Wells Are Running Dry In Parts Of Kansas

New pumping and irrigation systems made it easy for farmers to extract billions of gallons of water from the High Plains Aquifer. But now, parts of the aquifer are dried out, prompting a debate over how to preserve what once seemed to be an almost inexhaustible resource.
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California Takes Drivers' Orders For 'Vintage' Car Plates

Thousands of California drivers are ordering specialty vintage license tags for their cars, in a program that lets people choose new tags based on designs from the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. The throw-back plates will let drivers put iconic blue, black, or yellow tags on their vehicles.
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With 'Post' Purchase, High-Tech Continues Its March On D.C.

Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, is just the latest tech mogul to plant a flag on the banks of the Potomac River.
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Cory Booker: Supermayor Or Self-Promoter?

Voters in New Jersey go to the polls next week in a special primary election for a U.S. Senate seat. No one on the ballot has more name recognition than the Newark mayor, considered a Democratic rising star. But Booker's critics say he's been more focused on his ambitions than on governing.
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Study: Rising Military Suicide Rate Not Linked To Deployment

A new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association says the rising number of suicides in the military cannot be blamed on deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. But other studies say there is a link and many researchers caution that the factors leading to suicide are complex and unique for each individual, so they question whether the findings should guide treatment.
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Obama To Endorse Privatizing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

President Obama flew to Phoenix, scene of some of the worst wreckage in the housing collapse, to talk about how the government can lengthen and strengthen the housing recovery on Friday. He will endorse gradual privatizing of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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'Washington Post' May Find Conflicts In Amazon Coverage

What are the implications of a businessman like Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos owning a major media outlet? Melissa Block talks to Merrill Brown, director of the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University in New Jersey.
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Fort Hood Shooter A 'Shrunken' Presence In Court Martial

The court martial of Army Maj. Nidal Hasan began Tuesday at Fort Hood in Texas. Hasan is defending himself and told jurors that the evidence will show he was the man who killed 13 soldiers in 2009. But he said that the trial will not tell the whole story.
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U.S. Using Old Playbook In Fighting Al-Qaida In Yemen

Audie Cornish talks to Gregory Johnsen, author of The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda and America's War in Arabia, about al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and how it became one of the terror network's most active affiliates.
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Florida To Reopen Dark Chapter In State's History

On Tuesday, Florida's Cabinet decided it will allow researchers to begin exhuming unmarked graves at the Dozier School for Boys, a now-closed notorious reform school. Former residents say boys were routinely beaten and subjected to other harsh treatment and that some died as a result. Now, families of boys who died there want answers.

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