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Gov. Jerry Brown announced mandatory statewide water restrictions at the site of a manual snow survey on April 1, in Phillips, Calif. The recorded level was zero, the lowest in recorded history for California. Max Whittaker/Getty Images hide caption

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In her 2008 work Reclining Odalisque, Moroccan photographer Lalla Essaydi shows a beautiful woman covered in graceful calligraphy. Los Angeles County Museum of Art hide caption

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Other Lives settled down in Portland, Oregon to record "Reconfiguration," a song opbmusic couldn't get enough of this month. Emily Ulmer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In his new memoir, It's A Long Story, Willie Nelson writes about his early career as a DJ in Fort Worth. He can still recite what he'd say on the air. David McClister/Courtesy of Little, Brown and Company hide caption

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After teens noticed a change in the tap water in Oakland due to the California drought, 17-year-old Amber Lee took a tap vs. bottled water taste test in Youth Radio's studios. Jenny Bolario/Youth Radio hide caption

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A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson is May's Morning Edition book club selection. We'll be talking with Atkinson on June 16. Read along with us, and send us your questions and comments about the book. (Book guide by Veronica Erb/NPR) Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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