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Fracking fuels water fights in nation's dry spots Published June 17, 2013 7:36am
The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation's driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from beneath the Earth's surface.
Grocers allege potato group pumped up spud pricesPublished June 14, 2013 8:08am
A battle between grocers and potato growers has been silently hitting shoppers' pocketbooks, according to a U.S. wholesaler accusing America's spud farmers of driving up prices while spying on farmers with satellites and aircraft fly-overs...
Census: Rural US loses population for first timePublished June 13, 2013 7:34am
Rural America is losing population for the first time ever, largely because of waning interest among baby boomers in moving to far-flung locations for retirement and recreation, according to new census estimates.
Voice-operated dashboard technology still riskyPublished June 13, 2013 7:33am
Dashboard technology that lets drivers text and email with voice commands — marketed as a safer alternative — actually is more distracting than simply talking on a cellphone, a new AAA study found.
Border security at issue in immigration billPublished June 13, 2013 7:31am
Bickering across a deep divide, supporters of immigration legislation pushed back hard Wednesday against Republican demands for tougher border security measures before millions living illegally in the country could take the first steps toward citizenship.
US budget deficit widens $139 billion in MayPublished June 13, 2013 7:30am
The government reported Wednesday that the U.S. budget deficit widened in May by $139 billion. But the annual deficit stayed on track to finish below $1 trillion for the first time since 2008.
Immigration debate clears procedural Senate hurdlePublished June 12, 2013 7:32am
In Spanish and English, the Senate pushed contentious immigration legislation over early procedural hurdles with deceptive ease on Tuesday as President Barack Obama insisted the "moment is now" to give 11 million immigrants a chance at citizenship.
Glance: Senate and House farm billsPublished June 12, 2013 7:27am
There are some significant differences between the Senate and House versions of the farm bill working their way through Congress this summer.
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