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In Time Of Drought, Arizona's Alfalfa Exports Are Criticized

As the West moves more into a record-setting drought, many are taking a look at how water gets used. Alfalfa grown with Colorado River water is a case study of how and why water gets used as it does.
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Craft Brewers Tweak N.C. Water To Match Western Mountain Flavor

Several craft beer makers from the western U.S. are setting up operations in the East. But producing there means they must tinker with local water so the beer tastes the same wherever it's brewed.
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Migrants Jam LA Courtroom For Deportation Hearing

A critique of America's immigration policy is that people ordered to immigration court often don't show up. Steve Inskeep went to an immigration court in Los Angeles to see if that narrative is true.
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Versatile Comedian Robin Williams Dies At 63

Williams became a household name in 1978 starring in the TV sitcom Mork & Mindy. He went on to appear in films such as Good Morning Vietnam and Good Will Hunting, a role which earned him an Oscar.
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Internet Sales Threaten Shopping Mall Culture

Detroit created the car culture and the shopping mall exists because of that culture. But the shopping mall is partly responsible for Detroit's downfall. Now, the mall is threatened by the Internet.
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Teaching Swim Lessons Keeps Young Woman's Budget Afloat

Alexis Powers, who lives in Atlanta, recently graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in anthropology. She doesn't have a 9-to-5 job and is hustling to help support herself.
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Standoff Paralyzes New England Grocery Chain, Hurts Customers

Worker protests have brought business to a standstill, forcing managers to tell thousands of part-time employees to stay home. Workers demand the return of their ousted CEO.
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Actor-Comedian Robin Williams Dies At 63

Williams was found in his California home Monday. The cause of death is believed to be suicide, according to a statement by the Marin County Sheriff's Office.
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Barneys Agrees To Settlement Over Racial Profiling Allegations

The retailer will pay a fine of $525,000 in connection to charges that its flagship store in New York was disproportionately suspecting black and Hispanics of credit card fraud and shoplifting.
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After Factory Layoffs, Struggling To Stay On The Economic Ladder

Lynn Eldredge has had six different jobs since he was laid off from a tractor manufacturer in 2000. Fourteen years later, he makes the same amount of money at his current job that he did back then.

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