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Salt Is Slowly Crippling California's Almond Industry

California's ongoing drought has forced many almond growers to use groundwater on the thirsty crop. The problem: That water is high in salt, and it's killing almond trees.
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Turkey Opens Airspace For U.S. Operations Against Islamic State

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute, about Turkey allowing U.S. airstrikes against extremists in Syria and Iraq.
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N.C. Governor Approves Ban On Removing Statues From Public Property

North Carolina's governor signed a bill banning the removal of monuments on public property. The bill took on new life after the Charleston, S.C., shootings sparked debate about the Confederate flag.
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FBI Asked To Investigate Possible Classified Information In Clinton Emails

NPR has the latest on the referral to the FBI to probe whether classified information was mishandled in relation to the use of a private email server by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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Authorities Search For Motive In Lafayette, La., Movie Theater Shootings

Law enforcement are still trying to determine what motivated a man to begin shooting inside a movie theater on Thursday night. The man killed two people before turning the gun on himself.
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Obama Embarks On First Trip To Kenya As President

President Obama arrives in Kenya on Friday for his first visit to his father's homeland since becoming president. He will address an African entrepreneur conference.
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Dealing With The Donald: GOP Considers How To Handle The Trump Effect

Donald Trump's rise in the polls is not exactly how the Republican Party establishment hoped the 2016 presidential race would play out. The question is whether they can do anything to contain it.
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How A Law To Protect Disabled Americans Became Imitated Around The World

In Africa, in Asia, in Latin America, people with disabilities want to know: How can we learn from the Americans with Disabilities Act so we can get on the bus, get married, build a life.
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Health Insurer Anthem To Buy Rival Cigna For Nearly $50 Billion

Health insurer Anthem has agreed to buy fellow insurer Cigna for close to $50 billion. NPR looks at what the deal might mean for consumers.
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Week In Politics: Hillary Clinton Emails, Donald Trump

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the latest with Hillary Clinton's emails, the Donald Trump phenomenon, economic issues and minimum wage increases.

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