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Drought Emergency Declared In California Gov. Brown

Jerry Brown says the state is facing possibly the worst drought it has ever seen since record keeping began about 100 years ago. For more on the drought and its impact, Renee Montagne talks to Michael Hanemann, professor of agricultural and resource economics at University of California, Berkeley.
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Seahawks To Face Broncos In Next Month's Super Bowl

To get to the championship game, the Denver Broncos beat the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game 26-16. The NFC championship game was close but the Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers 23-17.
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Wielding A Pen And A Phone, Obama Goes It Alone

President Obama has a couple tools at his disposal that let him bypass congressional approval — and he's using them to advance his economic agenda. The administration says the president is still willing to work with Congress, but some on Capitol Hill are taking issue with the executive tactic.
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In Michigan, Businessmen And Politicians Agree On Medicaid

Michigan is one of only a handful of Republican-led states that is expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. It did it by forging a plan that worked for Republicans, Democrats and business interests, as well as doctors and hospitals.
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Can Probiotics Help Soothe Colicky Babies?

As many as 15 percent of babies have colic, which can cause bouts of inconsolable crying. Researchers are testing probiotics to see if these good bacteria can help. But they don't know how the supplements work, or how they may affect children's health long term.
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Police, Banks Help Undocumented Workers Shake 'Walking ATM' Label

Attacks on undocumented day workers have frustrated police agencies for years. Workers carry wads of cash and rarely report the crimes. In a controversial move, some banks have been stepping in to help some of the workers open bank accounts to make them less of a target.
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In These Gyms, Nobody Cares How You Look In Yoga Pants

Going to the gym can be intimidating, especially for people who are obese and worry that people will judge them by their appearance. But more companies are catering to plus-sized exercisers with fitness centers that are just for them.
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U.S. Olympic Skier Finds Team Spirit, Minus The Team

Three-time Olympic skier Kris Freeman has had a successful career filled with challenges; first and foremost managing diabetes while becoming an elite competitor in a physically taxing sport. But this past year, Freeman encountered another obstacle when his relationship with the national ski team abruptly ended.
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Singer Jennifer Holliday On Making The Best Of Each Day

Jennifer Holliday was the original dreamgirl - she won a Tony for her performance in the 80s. But the singer's life wasn't always glamorous: she speaks with host Michel Martin about battling depression, pushing through the low points in her life, and her new album The Song is You. This segment originally aired Dec. 12, 2013 on Tell Me More.
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Is The Black Church 'Divided?'

The fusion between faith and politics was always central to the fire of the civil rights movement. But the current leader of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.'s original home - the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta - feels that some of that heat has died down. Host Michel Martin asks Reverend Raphael Warnock why he feels the black church is split. This segment originally aired Jan. 10, 2014 on Tell Me More.

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