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Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Tue, 2015-07-28 01:05

Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.

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The Demise Of Old-Style Demolition Derby

Tue, 2015-07-28 01:03

Demo derby used to be a low-budget hobby for guys who bought jalopies for one last romp before the scrap heap. But the evemt has changed — and some fear it may be running out of gas.

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How Finns Make Sports Part Of Everyday Life

Tue, 2015-07-28 01:00

In Finland, 90 percent of adults take part in sports or exercise at least twice a week. The Nordic nation far outpaces the U.S. in adult sports participation. Free and easy access to facilities helps.

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The 'Swim Whisperer' Teaches Kids To Be Water-Safe

Tue, 2015-07-28 00:57

For 20 years, Conrad Cooper has been making children in LA water-safe by earning his young students' unwavering trust.

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Tired Of The Big City? Consider Telecommuting From Montana

Mon, 2015-07-27 23:33

Greg Gianforte, a successful high-tech entrepreneur, is recruiting — not for his company, but for telecommuters to move to rural Montana and bring their high-paying jobs with them.

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Boy Scouts Of America End Blanket Ban On Gay Leaders

Mon, 2015-07-27 16:14

The Boy Scouts National Executive Board approved a resolution that would allow "openly gay adult leaders and employees." But local units will still be able to bar gay leaders.

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California Health Insurance Exchange Keeps Rate Hikes Low — Again

Mon, 2015-07-27 15:14

Monthly premiums for health insurance plans in the Covered California marketplace will increase by an average of 4 percent for 2016. The price for some plans will drop.

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With Religious Services, Immigrant Detainees Find 'Calmness'

Mon, 2015-07-27 14:05

In-house chaplains have helped detainees cope with daily frustration, even reducing violence in detention centers. But meeting the spiritual needs of people from all over the world is a challenge.

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The 'Shock of Confinement': The Grim Reality Of Suicide In Jail

Mon, 2015-07-27 13:59

About 1,000 people die in American jails every year and about a third of those are suicides. Jails often house people who've never been in legal trouble before, and it can have a traumatic effect.

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For Greece's Farmers, Growing Pressure To Be More Competitive

Mon, 2015-07-27 13:09

Greece grows plenty of good agricultural products, but has trouble competing internationally. Many in Greece say it's time for the farm sector to modernize and become more competitive.

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Could Joe Biden Get 'Ready For Biden'?

Mon, 2015-07-27 12:45

It's unusual for a sitting vice president to not be a part of the campaign conversation. One group is urging the vice president to run and holding out hope he hears the call.

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Boston's 2024 Olympic Bid Is Over

Mon, 2015-07-27 12:27

The U.S. Olympic Committee had backed Boston over bids from San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. But the mayor now says Bostonians were "rightly hesitant" to commit to the potential cost.

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Cheap Eats: A Cookbook For Eating Well On A Food Stamp Budget

Mon, 2015-07-27 12:22

A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.

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Fleeing To Haiti, They Put Their Faith In 'God And Government'

Mon, 2015-07-27 12:21

Thousands of residents of the Dominican Republic — many of Haitian descent — have been stripped of citizenship. Facing deportation, they've moved into camps. Now they're living in limbo.

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Malaysia, Cuba Taken Off U.S. Human Trafficking Blacklist

Mon, 2015-07-27 11:41

Many human rights advocates and U.S. lawmakers say the upgrade has more to do with politics than with the facts on the ground in those countries.

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Major League Soccer Gambles On Star Power Of Aging Foreign Players

Mon, 2015-07-27 10:41

Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo is one of a number of older European stars to sign with an MLS team. While their presence may boost the league, it's led to criticism of MLS as a "retirement home."

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Australia's Jehovah's Witnesses Failed To Report 1,006 Alleged Child Sex Abuses

Mon, 2015-07-27 10:07

That was the finding presented by a national inquiry on the sexual abuse of children that was launched in 2013. According to the inquiry, church elders also destroyed records about the allegations.

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Tweets welcoming #ObamaInEthiopia

Mon, 2015-07-27 09:10

One of the many burning questions: "Can we get footage of President Obama eating injera?"

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'Offensive,' 'Sad': Reaction To Huckabee's Holocaust 'Oven' Reference

Mon, 2015-07-27 08:28

Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said over the weekend that President Obama's Iran deal is so bad it will "take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven."

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Experiment In Coordinated Care For Medicare Failed To Show Savings

Mon, 2015-07-27 08:05

The test aimed to help high-risk Medicare patients navigate the health care maze. But after three years, expected improvements in quality and savings failed to materialize.

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