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Ashur Mohammed, 60, checks his land in Latifiyah, about 20 miles south of Baghdad, on July 9. Below-average rainfall and insufficient water in the Euphrates and Tigris rivers — something the Iraqis have blamed on dams in neighboring Turkey and Syria — have left Iraq bone-dry for a second straight year. Hadi Mizban/AP hide caption

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Drought Withers Iraqi Farms, Food Supplies

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Baker Bertrand Houlier with the sweet treats and breads he sells at the Montgomery Farm Women's Cooperative Market in Bethesda, Md. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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Market Pastries: Baking The Taste Of France

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President Obama meets John Roos (left), U.S. ambassador to Japan, in the Oval Office at the White House on Aug. 6. Roos is a Silicon Valley lawyer who had not been to Japan before his appointment — and who raised money for Obama's presidential campaign. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Coveted Ambassadorships Go To Obama Fundraisers

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Jamais dire jamais Jacques Pellarin Trio
I Love You More Than I Hate Myself Dani Wilde
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Teen Beast Los Straitjackets & Straitjackets
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River Song Sam Yahel
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A farmer plants soybeans in an untilled field. No-till farming, in which crops are planted into last year's field stubble without plowing, has gained acceptance in the past two decades as a way to build organic matter, reduce erosion and control pesticides and fertilizers. J.D. Pooley/AP hide caption

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Can Dirt Really Save Us From Global Warming?

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The Tonight Show [Johnny's Theme] Various Artists
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