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These piglets on the Hardin farm in Danville, Ind., are going to cost more to feed than they will fetch at market. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Meat Producers And, Ultimately, Consumers Hurt By Drought

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Then-presidential candidate Barack Obama poses with National Urban League President Marc Morial on Aug. 2, 2008. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP hide caption

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Black Business Owners Urge Obama To Aid Growth

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The famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is also a prominent dissident in his home country. His political side is the focus of Alison Klayman's documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. Ted Alcorn/IFC Films hide caption

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For Ai Weiwei, Politics And Arts Always Mix

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Gov. Jerry Brown waits for the start of a news conference to announce plans to build a giant twin tunnel system to move water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to farmland and cities. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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California's Jerry Brown: Water Tunnel Shows 'I Want To Get [Stuff] Done'

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The Grateful Dead circa 1970. The band's members were quintessential rock hippies — but, a new exhibit reveals, savvy businessmen as well. Gems/Redferns hide caption

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The Practical Side Of The Great American Jam Band

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A campaign sticker for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is seen on a sign for Romney Street in London on Wednesday, as Romney arrived to meet with leaders, hold fundraisers and attend the opening of the Olympics. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Part Of Romney's Foreign Itinerary: Raising Money

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Opana is the latest painkiller that's become popular with drug abusers. Thomas Walker/Flickr hide caption

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As Pain Pills Change, Abusers Move To New Drugs

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