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April 15, 2014

In Other News, April 15

American beer makers battle government’s grain rules

A fight is brewing between American beer makers and the federal government over happy hour ... for cows. For centuries, brewers have given or sold the leftover grain from the brewing process to local ranchers and dairy farmers for cattle feed. But new regulations proposed by the Food and Drug Administration threaten to end that relationship. — Fox News

Nevada rancher standoff turns on a states’ rights debate

A day after blinking in a showdown on the range, federal land managers pledged to pursue efforts to resolve a conflict with a southern Nevada rancher who has refused to pay grazing fees for 20 years. Bundy owes more than $1 million in grazing fees, according to the Bureau of Land Management. He does not recognize federal authority on land he insists belongs to Nevada. — CBS News

Google buys drone maker

The technology company announced Monday that it has acquired Titan Aerospace, a start-up founded in 2012 that makes high-altitude, solar-powered drones. — CNN

Why babies cry at night

Harvard University evolutionary biologist David Haig offered up a surprising hypothesis to help explain those 2 a.m. feedings and crying jags: The baby is delaying the conception of a sibling by keeping mom exhausted and not ovulating, Haig writes in the current issue of the journal “Evolution, Medicine and Public Health.” — NPR

NSA stories take Pulitzer Prize

The Guardian and Washington Post have shared the Pulitzer Price for public service journalism for a series of stories on U.S. electronic spying. Their reporting was based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. — BBC

Bubba Watson celebrates Masters win at Waffle House

Bubba Watson celebrated his second Masters win at ... where else? Waffle House. “Champ dinner,” he posted with a photo. It’s been retweeted nearly 9,000 times and favorited by more than 11,000. — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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