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Prospectors See A Golden Lining In California's Drought

The state's historic drought has been bad for farmers but good for gold seekers, who can now pan areas that have long been buried under feet of water.

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Kansas Mayor Says Sustainability Is About Community, Not Politics

Today's political polarization makes it seem harder than ever to tackle climate change. Republican Bob Dixson says the goals of going green aren't only for liberals. His town of Greensburg was hit by an unusually strong tornado, and now he's working on a White House task force to prepare communities like his.

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The Other Guys: 5 Bands Missing From The British Invasion

The Beatles may have opened the gates for British acts to find success on the American charts — but Lenny Kaye, guitarist of the Patti Smith Group and curator of the legendary '60s rock compilation Nuggets, says plenty of worthy groups simply never made the trip.

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Kansas Mayor Says Sustainability Is About Community, Not Politics
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Art Laboe And His 'Devil Music' Made Radio Magic
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When Deborah Met Jimmy: Scoring An Interview With The President
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Mystic Brew The Anders Hjelmstad Experience

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