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On Steel Horses They Ride — To Honor 19th-Century Cavalries

In the mid- and late 1800s, Buffalo Soldiers were all-black cavalries patrolling America's western frontier. Today, a motorcycle club that carries their name pays homage to the soldiers.

Leif Parsons for NPR

The Salt

Beyond Almonds: A Rogue's Gallery of Guzzlers In California's Drought

California is parched. Wells are running dry. Vegetable fields have been left fallow and lawns are dying. Who can we blame? From almonds to politicians to cheap water, here are seven candidates.

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