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Secret Service Supervisor Put On Leave After Assault Accusation

A senior manager is on leave from the Secret Service, after an employee he supervised reportedly told investigators that he assaulted her by making forceful and unwelcome sexual advances.
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Calif. Farmers Face Harsh Realities In Drought-Stricken Central Valley

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

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

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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Bill To Limit Vaccine Exemptions Moves A Step Closer In California

A measure that would require more children to get vaccinated is moving ahead in the California Legislature. Though the state saw a large measles outbreak this year, final passage may be tough.
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CEO Describes What It's Like When Investors Bet Against You

The online furniture company Wayfair is now one of the most shorted stocks. Our Planet Money team talks to its CEO about what it's like to be running a company when investors are betting on your fall.
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Major League Baseball Tries To Be More Welcoming To LGBT Community

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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Boston Marathon Bombing Trial To Move To Penalty Phase

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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Rail Operators Aim To Do More Short-Distance Hauling

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

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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