Nihar Patel

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Southern Californians are taking their own approaches to the drought. One man waters his yard daily. Another has native plants and hardly ever waters.

How to garden with drought restrictions: Tale of 2 yards

Southern Californians are taking their own approaches to the drought. One man waters his yard daily. Another has native plants and hardly ever waters.

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This has been a record year for elite college applications and rejection letters.

Elite college admissions are tougher than ever, perfect grades don’t suffice

This has been a record year for elite college applications and rejection letters.

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Russian troops are now focusing on eastern Ukraine. “It seems to be equal opportunity carnage,” says the RAND Corporation’s David Shlapak.

Russia recalibrates war, turns focus to eastern Ukraine

Russian troops are now focusing on eastern Ukraine. “It seems to be equal opportunity carnage,” says the RAND Corporation’s David Shlapak.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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