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The wildfire in Yarnell, Ariz., last June destroyed homes and killed 19 firefighters. Experts say expansion into wildfire-prone areas has created new challenges for firefighters. Andy Tobin/AP hide caption

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A company proposes shipping crude oil by barge across Lake Superior to keep up with the booming supply from North Dakota and Canada. Jack Rendulich/AP hide caption

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Retired farmer Joe Govert looks at a parcel of family land near Tribune, Kan. It has been enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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