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File photo of the Sahara desert. (credit: PIERRE VERDY/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Sahara Desert Increasingly Responsible For Snow, Rain In Western US

One of the driest spots on Earth — the Sahara desert — is increasingly responsible for snow and rain half a world away in the western U.S., a new study released Thursday found.