The Brief

In this photo taken Monday, May 18, 2015, Gino Celli inspects wheat nearing harvest on his farm near Stockton, Calif. Celli, who farms 1,500 acres of land and manages another 7,000 acres, has senior water rights and draws his irrigation water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta who have California's oldest water rights are proposing to voluntarily cut their use by 25 percent to avoid the possibility of even harsher restrictions by the state later this summer as the record drought continues.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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Parched

California regulators accepted a historic offer by farmers to make a 25% voluntary water cut to avoid deeper mandatory losses during the drought. The state already has mandated 25% conservation by cities and towns and curtailed water deliveries

The Duggar family appear on NBC News' "Today" show on June 7, 2011.

TLC Pulls 19 Kids and Counting

TLC has pulled 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule in the wake of accusations that star Josh Duggar molested several underage girls as a teenager. Duggar has said he "acted inexcusably"

Pumping gas

Memorial Day Gas Prices at Lowest Point Since 2009

Consumer gas prices are at a lower point heading into Memorial Day weekend than any comparable weekend since 2009. The average retail gas price was $2.74 per gallon on May 18, nearly a dollar lower than on the same day last year

How the World's Oldest Person Is Celebrating Her Birthday

The world's oldest person is laughing and feeling "good" about turning 116 on Saturday. "I feel good, I just can’t get around like I would like to," Jeralean Talley told TIME on the eve of her birthday in a phone call from her Michigan home

Hillary Clinton Campigns In Iowa, Meeting With Small Business Owners

U.S. Releases Hillary Clinton's Emails on Benghazi

The State Department released hundreds of emails that were stored on Hillary Clinton's private server during her time as Secretary of State. The emails, which pertain to the Benghazi terror attacks, do not change the official assessment of the incident

\Iceberg, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica.

Glaciers Are Crumbling Quickly in Southern Antarctica

Multiple large glaciers on the southern Antarctic Peninsula’s coastline that were previously not thought to be in danger of melting have been crumbling since 2009, according to a new study. Some are dwindling by as much as 13 feet per year

attends The CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards Brought to you by The Coca-Cola Company at OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 23, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Amy Schumer Plans Mother-Daughter Comedy

Amy Schumer's Trainwreck still has yet to come out, but she's lining up another enticing comedy for the big screen. Fox confirms that the comedian will star in a mother-daughter comedy set to be produced by Paul Feig

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Eiffel Tower Closed as Workers Protest Rise in Pickpockets

The Eiffel Tower closed to the public Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily. The walkout came a day after Paris authorities said crime against tourists had dropped

Defensive End Michael Sam, from Missouri, arrives before the NFL Super Regional Combine football workout on March 22, 2015 in Tempe, Ariz.

Michael Sam Signs With Canadian Football League Team

Former NFL player Michael Sam has joined the Canadian Football League, signing with the Montreal Alouettes to a two-year deal, the team announced Friday. He was previously the first openly gay player to be picked in the NFL draft

Crews in oil recovery operations in the Santa Barbara Channel off Refugio State Beach in Goleta, Calif. on May 21, 2015.

Bad Weather Slows Cleanup of California Oil Spill

Weather has slowed cleanup efforts at the site of an oil spill that fouled a California shoreline. Crews have yet to excavate the section of pipeline that broke Tuesday, spilling an estimated 105,000 gallons of crude