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Barley, the "king of malt," needs a precise recipe of water and sunshine to thrive — too much of either will cause it to wither and die. And amid a changing climate, that's exactly what's happening.
Jan. 11, 2018
Also: Searchers are frantically looking for people trapped in California mudslides; protests continue in Tunisia against price hikes; and a Frank Lloyd Wright building is demolished in Montana.
Jan. 11, 2018
Prices on gasoline and taxes have gone up since the start of the new year. Clashes between security forces and demonstrators have occurred in at least 20 cities and towns over multiple days.
Jan. 11, 2018
The San Diego Republican and former chairman of the House oversight committee, played a key role in GOP-led probes of the Benghazi attacks and IRS targeting of conservative groups.
Jan. 11, 2018
"When we come across these kids, or some are older than just kids, then deport them," Joe Arpaio told NPR. "They can do a lot of good in those countries."
Jan. 11, 2018
Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee say the U.S. is ignoring danger at its peril, but they despair about the prospects for serious action in Washington, D.C.
Jan. 11, 2018
The nine-year period ending in 2014 saw a sharp increase in the U.S. of alcohol-related visits to emergency rooms, a study finds. And binge-drinking doesn't completely explain it.
Jan. 11, 2018
Immigration agents arrested 21 people on suspicion of being in the country illegally. They promised more raids to go after employers who hire unauthorized immigrants.
Jan. 11, 2018
The judge ruled the state makes photo identification cards needed to cast a ballot equally available to every citizen who wants one. Civil rights groups argued the law was racially discriminatory.
Jan. 10, 2018
In December, the couple reportedly told police in Nebraska they intended to give the pot as gifts. On Tuesday, they were pulled over not far away on suspicion of possessing $18,000 in drug money.
Jan. 10, 2018
The 2011 death of a girl adopted from Ethiopia by U.S. parents seems to have spurred the decision.
Jan. 10, 2018
Sweltering temperatures killed bats outside Sydney over the weekend as temperatures soared up to 117 Fahrenheit, the hottest it's been since 1939.
Jan. 10, 2018
Like many reptiles, the sex of a turtle is determined by how warm the egg is as it's being incubated. And small temperature differences can cause dramatic changes in the male-to-female ratio.
Jan. 10, 2018
Norishige Kanai said he had grown up to 3 1/2 inches since arriving in space, sparking worry about whether he'd fit in the spacecraft home. Turns out, Kanai did grow, just not that much.
Jan. 10, 2018
Historian and author Randall Hansen is the lucky winner of what we could call the "collateral winner" of the year award. That's because his book Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany 1942-1945 has been mistaken by book buyers for the Michael Wolff's Trump exposé.
Jan. 10, 2018
With trailer parks destroyed and hundreds of homes ruined by Hurricane Irma, rents have skyrocketed and housing has become unaffordable for many in the Florida Keys. Local officials are scrambling to find ways to provide low-cost rentals affordable for waitresses, fishing guides and others vital to the area's tourist economy.
Jan. 10, 2018
In Supreme Court arguments on Wednesday, the justices appeared divided over whether Ohio's so called "use-it or lose-it" voter registration rule violates federal law. The state has one of the nation's most aggressive voter-purge systems in the country.
Jan. 10, 2018
Emergency responders in Southern California are working to rescue hundreds of people who have been cut off by mud and debris, following a powerful winter storm.
Jan. 10, 2018
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Jake Quinn, of Asheville, N.C., who is one of the plaintiffs who claimed that the state's districts are unconstitutionally partisan. A panel of federal judges have now ruled in Quinn's favor.
Jan. 10, 2018
A federal judicial panel's ruling that North Carolina's legislature illegally used partisanship as the primary factor in drawing congressional districts is causing political chaos there.
Jan. 10, 2018

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