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Better Than 'Survivor': Wild Drama Hooks Viewers On Nest Web Cams

Forget Big Brother and Real Housewives. Local governments and nonprofits are starting to capitalize on our unquenchable thirst for reality programming — in the form of bird nest cams.
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Beyond Almonds: A Rogue's Gallery of Guzzlers In California's Drought

California is parched. Wells are running dry. Vegetable fields have been left fallow and lawns are dying. Who can we blame? From almonds to politicians to cheap water, here are seven candidates.
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On Steel Horses They Ride — To Honor 19th-Century Cavalries

In the mid- and late 1800s, Buffalo Soldiers were all-black cavalries patrolling America's western frontier. Today, a motorcycle club that carries their name pays homage to the soldiers.
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Obama, Castro Meet In 'Spirit Of Openness'

President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shared a stage for the first time since the U.S. and Cuba began moving toward normalizing relations.
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Cop Shooting Victim's Family Calls For Calm In South Carolina

Walter Scott was laid to rest Saturday, as the Charleston community wrestles with his shooting death. Activists want reform, but others warn against letting the situation become "another Ferguson."
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Clinton To Roll Out Her Campaign On The Small Stage

Hillary Clinton is expected to announce Sunday that she is formally a candidate for president. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Tamara Keith, who will be covering Clinton's 2016 campaign.
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Newly Released Texas Inmates Prepare For A Long Ride To Freedom

The first steps of freedom from the prison in Huntsville, Texas, lead to the nearby Greyhound bus station.
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At Summit, All Eyes On Meeting Between Obama And Castro

Leaders of the Western Hemisphere are wrapping up the Summit of the Americas. A meeting between President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro has been the most anticipated moment of the conference.
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As Scott Family Reels From Police Shooting, Hundreds Turn Out For Funeral

A funeral was held Saturday in North Charleston, S.C., for Walter Scott, the man shot and killed while fleeing a police officer. That officer, Michael Slager, has been fired and charged with murder.
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Federal Government Protects Bat, Angers Industry

The northern long-eared bat has been designated as a threatened species, triggering new regulations to protect it. But oil and gas and agriculture organizations say those new rules will hurt them.

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