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Beyond Almonds: A Rogue's Gallery of Guzzlers In California's Drought

NPR | April 26, 2015

California is parched. Wells are running dry. Vegetable fields have been left fallow and lawns are dying. Who can we blame? From almonds to politicians to cheap water, here are seven candidates.

2 Dead, 5 Missing After Sudden Squall Hits Alabama Sailing Regatta

NPR | April 26, 2015

Several boats in a race at Dauphin Island in Mobile Bay were capsized when winds unexpectedly gusted to 50 knots, generating waves up to 10 feet high.

Who's Behind The Latest Ethnic Food Trend? Maybe It's A Government

NPR | April 26, 2015

It's no accident that Peruvian cuisine has become popular in recent years. It's government policy – one that a number of middle-income nations are adopting to flex their muscles on the global stage.

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Baltimore Police: 34 Arrested In Freddie Gray Protest

NPR | April 26, 2015 10:20 a.m.

Even with the arrests, police said Saturday's protest over Gray — a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody after receiving a fatal spinal cord injury — was "mostly peaceful."

Arts | Nation

Questioning The Black Male Experience In America

NPR | April 26, 2015 9:58 a.m.

Redefining the narrative of what it means to black and male in the U.S. is at the heart of Question Bridge: Black Males, an award-winning art project.

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What Kind Of Parent Are You? The Debate Over 'Free-Range' Parenting

NPR | April 26, 2015 8:14 a.m.

When a Maryland family let their children walk home alone from a park, it drew the authorities' attention and helped spark a national conversation. Two moms with differing views weigh in.

Education | Nation

What If Students Could Fire Their Professors?

NPR | April 26, 2015 5:03 a.m.

A bill in the Iowa state Senate would rate and fire professors based solely on student evaluations. Research suggests that's not such a good idea.

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7 Lost American Slang Words

NPR | April 26, 2015 4:13 a.m.

Remembering cool words that are no longer cool — or even used much.

Nation | Elections

8 Obama Jokes That Stood Out From The White House Correspondents Dinner

NPR | April 26, 2015 12:30 a.m.

Every year, the president sits for a dinner with Washington reporters and delivers something of a stand-up routine. From his "bucket list" to Hillary Clinton, here's what he came up with this year.

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After Baltimore March, Clashes Between Protesters, Police

NPR | April 25, 2015 6:53 p.m.

People were gathering for what organizers say will be the largest demonstration to date in support of Freddie Gray, who died after sustaining a fatal spinal cord injury during or after his arrest.

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Who, Or What, Crashed The Market In A Flash In 2010?

NPR | April 25, 2015 12:58 p.m.

The cause of Wall Street's flash crash has been debated ever since it happened. Officials arrested a lone trader working in his parents' London home, but some question whether he was really to blame.

Science | Nation

Hubble's Other Telescope And The Day It Rocked Our World

NPR | April 25, 2015 9:36 a.m.

Amid this week's hoopla celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope, don't forget the clever astronomer for whom the space scope was named. In the 1920s, he changed our sense of ourselves and the universe.

Nation | Elections

Pop-Up Podcast: Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court

NPR | April 25, 2015 2:03 a.m.

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on same-sex marriage, NPR's legal and political correspondents break down the historic case.