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Sprinklers deliver vital Colorado River water to a field of celery in California's Imperial Valley. The Imperial Irrigation District draws enough water from the river each year to cover 470,000 acres with 5 feet of water. Dan Charles for NPR hide caption

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Meet the California farmers awash in Colorado River water, even in a drought

A single irrigation district in California, along the Mexican border, takes more water from the Colorado River than all of Arizona and Nevada. It's under pressure to use less.

Sprinklers deliver vital Colorado River water to a field of celery in California's Imperial Valley. The Imperial Irrigation District draws enough water from the river each year to cover 470,000 acres with 5 feet of water. Dan Charles for NPR hide caption

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Meet the California farmers awash in Colorado River water, even in a drought

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A man watches a television screen showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on October 4, 2022. JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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North Korea fires a ballistic missile over Japan

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Russian President Vladimir Putin joins hands with the Russian-appointed leaders of four Ukrainian regions that Moscow annexed on Sept. 30, despite strong international opposition to the move. On the same day, Putin also raised the possibility of using a nuclear weapon in Ukraine. Grigory Sysoyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP hide caption

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How likely is a Russian nuclear strike in Ukraine?

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In July, this Beijing payphone began ringing. Who was calling? Aowen Cao/NPR hide caption

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A public payphone in China began ringing and ringing. Who was calling?

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Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers, center, speaks during a rally outside the White House in Washington on June 25, 2017. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Oath Keepers planned an armed rebellion, prosecutor tells jury in sedition case

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