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California Governor Defends Water Restrictions in His Drought-Stricken State

California Governor Jerry Brown is defending his decision to exempt farmers from most mandatory water restrictions, as a historic drought worsens in the far western U.S. state. Brown told ABC television's This Week program Sunday that California farmers are "providing most of the fruits and vegetables of America to a significant part of the world." He noted that farmers are not the ones using water "frivolously" on lawns and in long showers. He said many farmers...

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