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California Farmers: We Are Getting 'Much Less Water'

October 19, 2014 - 3:43am

Farmers say they aren't using up groundwater supplies, nor are they solely to blame for the water crisis. Almond grower Dan Errotabere talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about the situation on his farm.

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DOD: Climate Change Is A Volatile Factor In International Security

October 19, 2014 - 3:43am

The Department of Defense says climate change is an "immediate risk" to the nation. Adm. David Titley talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how the military must respond.

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U.N. Ebola Chief: We Are Working 'At Full Speed'

October 19, 2014 - 3:43am

After criticism of a poor response to the Ebola crisis, the United Nations is establishing a management hub in Ghana. The head of UNMEER says the agency is in a race against the disease.

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ISIS Threat Is 'Extremely Worrying' Says Counter-Insurgency Expert

October 19, 2014 - 3:43am

A decade after the U.S. took control of Fallujah, America is at war again. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with former Lt. Col. John Nagl, whose counter-insurgency manual helped shape U.S. strategy in Iraq.

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After A Flurry Of Literary Awards, A Book On The 'Wonder' Of Words

October 19, 2014 - 3:03am

It's literary awards season. The Nobel, the National Book Awards shortlists, and the Man Booker Prize were all recently announced. Author Jason Sheehan recommends some reading on all this reading.

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Liberians Wonder If Duncan's Death Was A Result Of Racism

October 19, 2014 - 3:03am

Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national, died of Ebola in an American hospital. But white American patients have survived. Some Liberians believe racism is the reason for Duncan's demise.

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The Kissimmee: A River Recurved

October 19, 2014 - 1:33am

In Florida, a key river is undergoing the largest environmental restoration effort in the world. But when complete, a looming water shortage means the river's waters still face an uncertain future.

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9 Lives And Counting: Hello Kitty Turns 40

October 19, 2014 - 1:32am

In the time since the first simple coin purse was sold in Japan back in 1974, Hello Kitty has become a multi-billion dollar empire. A retrospective in Los Angeles celebrates the beloved cartoon cat.

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