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Federal climate forecasts could help prepare for extreme rain. But it's years away

Thanks to a new federal law, cities will get better forecasts about how climate change intensifies rainstorms. Still, it won't be in time for billions of dollars of federal infrastructure spending.

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Margo Price shares the struggles, joy behind new album

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Margo Price shares the struggles, joy behind new album

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Federal climate forecasts could help prepare for extreme rain. But it's years away

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