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Juan de La Cruz operates a drilling rig that is probing for groundwater 2,500 feet beneath Fresno County. Sasha Khokha for NPR hide caption

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Drought Has Drillers Running After Shrinking California Water SupplyKQED Public Media

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Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria march in Raqaa, Syria, in a picture posted on Jan. 14. The group is believed to hold as much as $2 billion. AP hide caption

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How Much Does A Terrorist Attack Cost? A Lot Less Than You'd Think

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A man stands in line at Miami International airport to board a charter flight to Havana, Cuba. Travelers often fly to Cuba from the U.S. with piles of goods, despite a decades-long trade embargo. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Heirs Of The Revolution: A Changing Cuba

With Cash And Fat Fryers, Americans Feed Cuba's Growing Free Market

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Blue agaves grow in a plantation for the production of tequila in Arandas, Jalisco state, Mexico, in December 2010. In the past 20 years, tequila has become fashionable all over the world, demonstrating that producers' international sales strategy has been a great success. Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit

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Students in gym class at Richard Kluge Elementary in Milwaukee. Two years ago, the students had no gym, art, or music classes but that's changing as Milwaukee Public Schools re-hires teachers for these classes. Erin Toner /WUWM hide caption

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To Boost Attendance, Milwaukee Schools Revive Art, Music And Gym WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee Public Radio

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Amalia Diaz, a 22-year-old from Honduras, holds her 5-month-old daughter, Shilin, as they wait in Tequixquiac, Mexico, for a northbound train to pass. They plan to jump onboard and ride on top of the train all the way to the United States border. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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Latin America

The Surge In Single Women With Children At The U.S.-Mexico Border

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St. Paul's College in Lawrenceville, Va., closed last year, but recently struck a deal to lease campus buildings to the federal government. The rent would allow the college to remain open — though not for education — and would provide funds to cut grass, staff guards, issue transcripts and allow the college to find a buyer. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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Around the Nation

U.S. Plan To House Immigrant Kids In Tiny Va. Town Rattles Residents

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A missing persons poster displays the photographs of civil rights workers Andrew Goodman, James Earl Chaney and Michael Henry Schwerner after they disappeared in Mississippi in June 1964. It was later discovered that they were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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Code Switch

Still Learning From The 'Pearl Harbor' Of The Civil Rights Movement

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Iraqis attend Mass at the Chaldean Church of the Virgin Mary of the Harvest, in Al-Qosh on June 15. Both Christians and Muslims fleeing the ISIS takeover of Mosul in northern Iraq have taken refuge in Al-Qosh, an ancient Christian village. AP hide caption

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Iraq's Dwindling Christians Wonder If It's Time To Leave Iraq

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Families arrive at a checkpoint next to a temporary displacement camp on Friday in Kalak, in northern Iraq. Thousands of people have fled Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, after it was overrun by Sunni militants. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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For Fleeing Iraqis, Kurdish Areas Are The Safe Zone

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