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A Conversation About The Future Of Water

May 28
Michel Martin / NPR

Michel Martin traveled to Fort Collins, Colo. to talk with Kathleen Curry, Patty Limerick, Roger Fragua and Paolo Bacigalupi about owning water and dealing with a future where water may be scarce.

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In Colorado, Farmers and Cities Battle Over Water Rights

May 28
Liz Baker / NPR

In 1985 the city of Thornton, Colo. bought up nearby farmland and water rights from its farms. Now, some of those farms are drying up.

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Arms Embargo Lift Also Means More Regular U.S. Military Visits To Vietnam

May 28
Jackie Northam / NPR

In response to China's moves in the South China Sea, the U.S. has tightened security ties and boosted its military presence in the region. Now Vietnam can host regular visits by U.S. military units.

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Lightning Strikes Child's Party in Paris And Soccer Match In Germany, Injuring Dozens

May 28
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

More than 40 people — most of them children — were injured from lightning strikes in two separate incidents in Europe on Saturday.

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World Health Organization Dismisses Calls To Move Or Postpone Rio Olympics

May 28
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

"[C]ancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus," WHO says, after scientists called for the Games to be moved.

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It's The Zika Virus In Action, Drawn By A Scientist-Artist

May 28
Maggie Zackowitz / NPR

He's a scientist. And an artist. His latest subject: the Zika virus.

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Shoulder Patches Spark A Diplomatic Flap Between Turkey And The U.S.

May 28
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

The central issue: the Kurdish YPG militia, which the U.S. views as a key ally against the Islamic State in Syria, has been branded a terrorist organization by Turkey's government.

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Argentina's Last Dictator Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Cross-Border Conspiracy

May 28
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

The case focused on a plan known as Operation Condor. This marks the first time a court has ruled that it was a criminal conspiracy to track down and disappear political dissidents across borders.

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Be Like Bernie: Sanders Looks To Spread His Political Wealth

May 28
Jessica Taylor / NPR

He's beginning to expand his political network by helping upstart progressive congressional candidates and state legislators, lending his fundraising prowess and national fame to boost their bids.

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How To Fix A Graduation Rate Of 1 In 10? Ask The Dropouts

May 28
Gabrielle Emanuel / NPR

Across the country, public universities are struggling with abysmal graduation rates. Here's one campus — San Jose State University — that's trying to do something about it.

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#NPRreads: 4 Reads To Keep You Young This Weekend

May 28
Jennifer Ludden / NPR

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

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Farmers Wait, And Wait, For Guest Workers Amid H-2A Visa Delays

May 28
Lauren Rosenthal / NPR

For the third year in a row, the H-2A visa program is running behind. That's left farmers waiting for planters and pickers even as the harvest season is well underway.

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Could Thinking Positively About Aging Be The Secret Of Health?

May 28
Ina Jaffe / NPR

People who have positive images of aging and have a purpose in life live years longer than those who are negative, studies find. They also have less risk of stroke and Alzheimer's disease.

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Reporter's Notebook: 'Embedded' With Doctors Without Borders

May 28
Marc Silver / NPR

Correspondent Jason Beaubien talks about his week at the Doctors Without Borders hospital in South Sudan.

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'Fat Leonard' Bribery Scandal Expands; 3 More Navy Officers Charged

May 27
By City News Service

The three appeared in federal court on Friday to face charges that they secretly worked on behalf of foreign defense contractor Glenn "Fat Leonard" Francis to advance the interests of his company. Leonard pleaded guilty last year in federal court in San Diego.

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Outcry Follows Gang Rape In Brazil, Raising Alarms About Sexual Violence

May 27
Dana Farrington / NPR

Police say they are investigating the possible rape of a 16-year-old girl by at least 30 men — and an online video. Activists are calling attention to violence against women in the country.

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Authorities: 35 Arrested Outside Donald Trump Rally In San Diego

May 27
By KPBS News, City News Service, Associated Press

Protesters clashed with law enforcement outside the San Diego Convention Center, where presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump held a rally Friday afternoon.

Kansas Supreme Court Rejects Lawmakers' Bid To Fix Education Funding

May 27
Dana Farrington / NPR

The Legislature has until June 30 to resolve an "inequitable and unconstitutional" funding structure, the court says, or else schools will have to close.

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Grand Jury Finds Much To Criticize At San Ysidro Schools

May 27
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

A scathing but flawed report adds credence to long-standing complaints of financial mismanagement at the San Ysidro School District.

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Scripps Oceanography Caught In Exxon Mobil Political Crossfire

May 27
By David Wagner

A Republican congressman claims investigations into Exxon Mobil stem from a meeting held at Scripps in 2012. The meeting compared oil companies to the tobacco industry.

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