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After farmers implement provisional practices the government then quantifies the actual climate impact. Professor Silvia Secchi of the University of Iowa says, "This jumping the gun of paying the farmers and then finding the evidence is super problematic." Brent Stirton/Getty Images hide caption

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Farms fuel global warming. Billions in tax dollars likely aren't helping - report

A new report finds some of the "climate-smart" agricultural practices that the USDA are subsidizing may not reduce emissions. It adds up to billions of taxpayer dollars.

After farmers implement provisional practices the government then quantifies the actual climate impact. Professor Silvia Secchi of the University of Iowa says, "This jumping the gun of paying the farmers and then finding the evidence is super problematic." Brent Stirton/Getty Images hide caption

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Farms fuel global warming. Billions in tax dollars likely aren't helping - report

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Mel Brooks' satirical Western Blazing Saddles got mixed reviews when it opened in February 1974, but it became the year's biggest box office hit. Above, Cleavon Little, left, as Sheriff Bart and Gene Wilder as the Waco Kid. Warner Bros./Getty Images hide caption

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50 years ago, 'Blazing Saddles' broke wind — and box office expectations

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The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to hear arguments in April about whether former President Trump enjoys blanket immunity. Catie Dull/NPR hide caption

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Will the timing of the Supreme Court's Trump case mean no trial before the election?

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Passengers wait in line at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in 2021 in Virginia. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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The Transportation Department proposes new rules for how airlines handle wheelchairs

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Republican Arizona Senate candidate Kari Lake speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday, Feb. 24. Lake has softened her stance on abortion as the campaign season moves forward. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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In Arizona, abortion politics are already playing out on the Senate campaign trail

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