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California Farmers Bet On Voluntary Water Cuts To Save Their Businesses

For a farm, water means crops and money. But as we hear in this Planet Money report, one group of California farmers has found a novel but simple solution to use less water.
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Listening To Whale Migration Reveals A Sea Of Noise Pollution, Too

Christopher Clark, an engineer turned whale biologist, wired the world's oceans with hydrophones. Whales sing as they migrate, he learned. And the ship sounds clouding the ocean can deeply interfere.
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Author Walter Mosley Grew Up In LA But His Writing Is Soaked In The South

Crime novelist Walter Mosley has family roots in New Orleans. In a conversation with Renee Montagne, he offers his reflections on life in Louisiana, before and after Hurricane Katrina.
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Eat, Speak And Stumble: Candidates Visit The Iowa State Fair

For years the fair, which begins Thursday, has provided a platform for presidential candidates vying in the all-important Iowa caucuses. But they haven't always held on to their pork chops.
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Sutures With A Soundtrack: Music Can Ease Pain, Anxiety Of Surgery

Most studies of music's ability to ease pain have been small. But an analysis pooling the best research builds a strong case, doctors say, that a dose of music reduces the need for painkilling pills.
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Oath Keepers Say They're Defending Ferguson; Others Say They're Not Helping

The armed men say they are in the Missouri town to protect the people and the Constitution. But officials and demonstrators marking the death of Michael Brown say they're not welcome.
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EPA Administrator Says Water Quality Is Improving In Contaminated Western Rivers

Gina McCarthy says toxic waste from last week's spill at the Gold King Mine is gone from water samples. But experts point to the contaminants that can still be stirred up from the riverbeds.
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NBCUniversal Invests $200 Million In Vox Media

NPR's David Folkenflik reports that Vox's value post-investment is nearly $1 billion.
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Don't Worry, Honey, The Other Bees Have Your Back

Honeybees are major crop pollinators in the U.S., but they're in trouble. So researchers are now investigating how other bees could start picking up some of the slack.
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Presidential Campaign Update: Sanders Rises In The Polls, Trump Leads GOP

Bad news for Hillary Clinton this week regarding her private email server seems to be good news for Bernie Sanders. And despite scandals, Donald Trump continues to overshadow the other GOP candidates.

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