Drought Extends Reach, Some Farmers Ready To Quit
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Scorched pastures are spreading across central Illinois and the rest of the Midwest. Technology and techniques developed from previous droughts like the Dust Bowl are helping to save some of today's crops, but there's no substitute for water. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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This Drought's No Dry Run: Lessons Of The Dust Bowl
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Caterpillar Inc. Strike Continues Amid Record Profits
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Secrecy Surrounds Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Illness
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Striking workers picket outside a Caterpillar plant in Joliet, Ill. The work stoppage is now entering its third month. Joseph P. Meier/Sun-Times Media Photo hide caption

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As Strikes Wane, Caterpillar Workers Hold The Line
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Conservative Confab Rallies Behind Wisconsin Victory
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (center) is greeted by his Cabinet and staff Wednesday at the state Capitol in Madison, a day after defeating Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in a recall election. Andy Manis/AP hide caption

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Walker Moves Forward As The Right's Newest 'Hero'
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Wisconsinites 'Reach Out' To Heal Partisan Divide
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Enthusiasm To Recall Wis. Governor May Be Waning
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Gubernatorial Recall Election Polarizes Wis. Voters
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U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald speaks to reporters during a news conference Thursday in Chicago. Fitzgerald announced he would step down. Brian Kersey/Getty Images hide caption

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Tenacious Prosecutor Leaves Chicago A Little Cleaner
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U.S. Attorney Who Tried Blagojevich Stepping Down
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Nurses Group Among Protestors At NATO Summit
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Chicago PD Uses New Way To Deal With Protesters
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