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In a week when Governor Jerry Brown announced mandatory water restrictions, NPR's Arun Rath talks with reporter Kirk Siegler about his visit to the Sierra Nevada mountains, where the snowpack so vital to the state water supply is dramatically absent.

Iran and the West have very different views on the outcome of Iran's nuclear negotiations, which concluded this week. Iran is having a much easier time of selling the deal to audiences back home.

Nigerians have elected a former military strongman to be their next president. Muhammadu Buhari, who insists he's a changed man, says his first order of business will be to crush Boko Haram militants.

There has been a spate of religious movies and documentaries from Killing Jesus to Going Clear. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Rev. Gary Hall of the National Cathedral in Washington.

Pulitzer-prize winning journalist John Burns has announced his retirement. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Burns about four decades of reporting for the New York Times.

Students in the eastern Kenyan town of Garissa were slaughtered by al-Shabab fighters. The audacious attack in a town home to a military base has raised concerns about intelligence failures.

With just over a month to go before general elections in Britain on May 7, snap polls show no clear front runner as the countdown begins.

The Silk Road was a website that sold illegal drugs, until it was shut down. Now two federal agents on the case have been charged with wire fraud, money laundering and falsifying government documents.

Some big U.S. employers are giving their lowest-paid employees a raise. That's helped make low-wage workers one of the few segments of the workforce seeing an increase in pay.

Comics posing as chefs have written a book with sensational recipes and explanations of essential tools like the "spankler." It's designed to "spank the food if it does anything wrong."

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