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In Times Of Drought, Movies Show Tenacity Of Life

The current nationwide drought won't let up — it's being compared to other drawn-out dry spells in the '30s and '50s. NPR's Bob Mondello looks at how droughts have inspired Hollywood over the decades. The results vary in tone but always highlight people's resilience — the simple stubbornness of life.
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Publisher Pulls Controversial Thomas Jefferson Book, Citing Loss Of Confidence

Christian book company Thomas Nelson Publishers is ending its publishing and distribution of evangelical David Barton's controversial book, The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed about Thomas Jefferson. The publisher says it has lost confidence in the book's details.
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Obama Targets Romney On Tax Credit For Wind Energy Producers

The president supports extending the credit that's due to expire at the end of the year. His GOP rival does not. Their positions may have consequences in two battleground states: Iowa and Colorado.
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Obama Talks Clean Energy, Latino Issues In Colorado

President Obama wrapped up a two-day campaign trip through Colorado on Thursday.
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On The Trail, Even Republicans Spin Clinton Years Into Gold

In this year's presidential campaign, both parties are trying to use Bill Clinton's presidency to their advantage. Although he's popular and the economy was better then, it could be a risky strategy — because Clinton is not just a symbol.
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Women's Olympic Soccer Final: U.S. Beats Japan 2-1, To Win Gold

The U.S. women's soccer team has won their third consecutive gold medal in the Olympics. They defeated Japan at London's Wembley Stadium, in a game that set a new attendance record of more than 80,000 spectators.

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Report From The Drone Convention: Unmanned Vehicles Find New Uses

Drone makers and robotics manufacturers gathered in Las Vegas are optimistic that they will overcome civil liberties concerns about these gadgets, and make the leap from wartime to peacetime markets. Products include "throwable" robots that police can use for remote surveillance, and small aircraft to watch volcanic eruptions.

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