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Farmers Waiting Out The Drought Tune Into Twitter

Farmers are getting real-time news they can use, and moral support, from other farmers on Twitter. The social networking tool is especially important in this year's severe drought, which is affecting most of the country.
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Barrio Basketball In El Paso, Texas

For just $1, the Basketball in the Barrio camp teaches kids crossover dribbling, along with peace and harmony.
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Taking Care In Tuscaloosa, Ala.

On Saturday, University of Alabama students can choose to refurbish a neighborhood baseball diamond, clean-up a local high school, create a carnival or do something else worthwhile.
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At Penn State, New Students Weigh Stigma Of Scandal

The university reports it will exceed its enrollment goal as the fall term begins. Still, new students and their parents have some pragmatic questions about how the scandal will affect them.
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Details Emerge In Shooting Near Empire State Building

A gunman opened fire outside the Empire State Building on Friday, shooting and wounding several people. The Associated Press reported that the gunman had recently been fired, and that he shot a former colleague to death.
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Will Dreamers Help Or Hurt The Economy?

There's a debate going on about whether President Obama's deferred action program for undocumented workers will help boost the economy, or hurt it. Guest host Viviana Hurtado hears two opposing views from Muzaffar Chishti of the Migration Policy Institute, and Vanderbilt University law professor Carol Swain.
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Arty Students, Not Party Students, Are Champs Of Late-Night Food Delivery

Small private school students ordered 70 percent more food than others between midnight and 2 a.m. That could be because they tend to have more money and fewer on-campus dining options during those hours.

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