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  1. Farmers in drought-stricken California agree to drastic cut on water useRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | GlobalNews

    California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 per cent amid one of the worst droughts on record . Officials hope the deal agreed upon on Friday will serve as a model for more such agreements with growers in the nation's top-producing farm state, where agriculture accounts for 80 per cent of all water drawn from rivers, streams and the ground.

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  2. Las Vegas feels magnitude-4.8 earthquake 100 miles awayRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Lowell Sun

    A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck a rural area of southern Nevada on Friday, shaking buildings more than 100 miles away and shutting down a busy Las Vegas interchange as road-tripping travelers were descending on Sin City for Memorial Day weekend. The U.S. Geological Survey revised an earlier report that pinned the magnitude of Friday's earthquake at 5.4. The temblor hit at 11:47 a.m. about 24 miles southwest of the small town of Caliente, and most of Southern Nevada felt it, along with parts of Utah including St. George and Cedar City, the USGS said.

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  3. Artifacts removed before ISIS broke into Palmyra museum, Syria saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | GlobalNews

    Islamic State fighters broke into the museum of the ancient town of Palmyra, though its artifacts have been removed and are safe, a Syrian official said Saturday. The Islamic State group captured Palmyra in the central province of Homs on Wednesday, raising concerns around the world they would destroy priceless, 2,000-year-old temples, tombs and colonnades located in the town's south.

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  4. Tripura CM urges agricultural scientists to stop farmers' suicidesRead the original story

    9 min ago | Newkerala.com

    Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar urged the scientific community in the agriculture and allied sectors to take suitable measures to stop farmers' suicides in the country. "During the regime of both Congress and BJP led central governments, farmers' suicides remained unabated.

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  5. Catholics prepare for pope's climate stanceRead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | The Columbian

    ... with Catholic leaders and planning to distribute reports on sustainable development and challenges to climate science to a Catholic audience. Jim Lakely, a Heartland spokesman, said since the Rome event, the institute has heard from Catholic groups, ...

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  6. Canines help save the farmRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | The Columbian

    Alda Owen, 63, who is legally blind, gets a kiss May 13 from her dog and companion, Sweet Baby Jo, a 3-year-old border collie who is her constant companion, on her farm near Maysville, Mo., in DeKalb County. Sweet Baby Jo is a PHARM Dog and helps Owen be more independent on the farm.

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  7. Size-Dependent Permeability Deviations from Maxwell's Model in...Read the original story

    13 min ago | CiteULike

    Currently, separation of gaseous mixtures largely relies on energy intensive and expensive processes, like chemical looping of amines. This has driven research into less energy-intensive, passive methods of performing separations such as the use of polymer membranes.

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  8. HP Q2 Earnings - Meets And Exceeds Analysts' ExpectationsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 min ago | GuruFocus.com

    Beating analysts' estimates and its own previous projections, Hewlett-Packard Company posted second quarter non-GAAP diluted net earnings of 87 cents per share, and diluted earnings of 55 cents per share, for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended April 30, 2015. Previously, it had projected non-diluted earnings of 84 to 88 cents per share, and diluted earnings of 57 to 61 cents per share.

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  9. Tractor Supply Company is Poised to GrowRead the original story

    14 min ago | GuruFocus.com

    Tractor Supply Company is the largest operator of rural lifestyle retail stores in the United States. The company operates over 1,422 retail stores in 49 states, employs more than 21,000 team members and is headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn.

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  10. Deere's Q2 Earnings Manages To Drive Beyond Analysts' EstimatesRead the original story w/Photo

    14 min ago | GuruFocus.com

    Farm and construction equipment manufacturers Deere & Company posted second quarter earnings of $690 million or $2.03 per share, in the quarter ended April 30, 2015. Though this is down from $980.7 million or $2.65 per share earnings from the same quarter of last year, it still beat analyst's expectations and estimates.

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  11. Oregon's big marijuana harvests: How do you bring all that pot into the legal market?Read the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | The Oregonian

    Seth Crawford, a marijuana policy researcher at Oregon State University, estimates the state grows three to five times the 150,000 pounds or so consumed by Oregon pot users -- a crop potentially worth more than any other single agricultural commodity in the state. A report from a Seattle venture capital firm specializing in pot says the state's legally allowed producers - those who grow for medical marijuana patients - harvest enough to meet the needs not only of patients in Oregon but in Washington, Colorado and Arizona as well.

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  12. A Rant For Russ: Defending OKC Thunder's WestbrookRead the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | Thunderous Intentions

    Apr 13, 2015; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook reacts after being fouled on a shot attempt in action against the Portland Trail Blazers during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Before I get started with the basis of this article, I'm going to list the 2014-2015 season averages in major statistical categories, as well as the Player Efficiency Rating, for three different players.

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  13. EPAM Systems VP Sells $804,720.00 in StockRead the original story

    19 min ago | AmericanBankingNews.com

    EPAM Systems VP Ginger Mosier sold 12,000 shares of EPAM Systems stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.06, for a total value of $804,720.00.

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  14. Discovery reignites interestRead the original story w/Photo

    19 min ago | Yahoo!

    A prospector has recovered gold nuggets worth $27,000 from Mt Remarkable in the Northern Goldfields. Pictures: White Cliff Minerals The discovery of gold nuggets worth almost $30,000 has reignited interest in a historic gold mining region in the Northern Goldfields.

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  15. California farmers strike a deal to cut water useRead the original story

    21 min ago | San Mateo Daily Journal

    California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal Friday to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record. Officials hope the deal will serve as a model for more such agreements with growers in the nation's top-producing farm state, where agriculture accounts for 80 percent of all water drawn from rivers, streams and the ground.

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  16. The 'Blank Slate' is Now as Dead as PhrenologyRead the original story w/Photo

    30 min ago | German Joys

    The blank slate theory of human development holds that human beings are all born with roughly equal capacities, and that variations between humans on an individual and group level exist solely because of environmental factors. This idea has always had its supporters, and they gained the upper hand in the early 20th century, bolstered by a few fairly primitive ethnographic studies and the ideological backlash against the crimes of 20th-century eugenicists, including genocide.

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  17. 'One Earth Message' wants to beam your thoughts to aliensRead the original story w/Photo

    32 min ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    Calling it the "ultimate message in a bottle," a group of people want you to help them send a digital dispatch into deep space for extraterrestials from the inhabitants of our beautiful, blue planet Earth. The plan is to crowdsource photos and sentiments from all over the world and beam the message to the New Horizons spacecraft currently hurtling toward Pluto where is it scheduled to make a fly-by in July en route to the outer rim of our solar system and into the galaxy, billions of miles from the sun.

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  18. Giant sinkhole opens at Missouri golf courseRead the original story w/Photo

    46 min ago | WGN-TV Chicago

    Geologists say a giant sinkhole near the driving range of a southwest Missouri golf course is fairly common because of the region's karst topography. The sinkhole consists of two adjacent sinkholes that appeared Friday morning near a pond at the entrance of the Top of the Rock Golf course near the resort town of Branson.

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  19. $216,325-per-kid estimate too low?Read the original story w/Photo

    49 min ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

    Figuring out how much it costs to raise a child should be about more than just making sure they have adequate food and shelter and shirts on their backs, the head of a national think-tank on families said. Nora Spinks, CEO of the Vanier Institute of the Family, was responding to a briefing note made for Finance Minister Joe Oliver last fall as he prepared a $4.5-billion increase to benefits and tax breaks for parents.

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  20. California farmers agree to drastically cut water useRead the original story w/Photo

    50 min ago | Home

    California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record. Officials hope the deal agreed upon on Friday will serve as a model for more such agreements with growers in the nation's top-producing farm state, where agriculture accounts for 80 percent of all water drawn from rivers, streams and the ground.

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