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California Farmer Works To Restore Groundwater By Purposely Flooding Crops

California farmers are pumping groundwater faster than it can be replenished. One farmer is spending millions of dollars trying to restore it by deliberately flooding his crops when there is water to spare. It's caught the attention of other farmers, especially since new state laws could soon restrict groundwater use.

Mormon Woman Grapples With New Church Guidelines On Same-Sex Relationships

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently issued a handbook that outlines a strict policy toward Mormons in same-sex relationships. Children of parents in same-sex relationships can no longer be baptized at age 8, and Mormons in same-sex relationships face discipline from the church. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Berta Marquez, an LGBT activist and active Mormon, about the new guidelines.


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