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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
 
April 17, 2014 | NPR · Brazil is the spiritual home of soccer and a world powerhouse in the sport. It's woven into the Brazilian psyche. Wins and losses have had repercussions in other realms — including politics.
 
April 17, 2014 | NPR · Last week marked another low-point in the Syrian civil war. A unidentified gunman assassinated a Dutch priest in the city of Homs. Father Frans van der Lugt had lived in Syria for nearly five decades.
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian tanks arrived in the city of Kramatorsk Wednesday morning. By the time they rolled out of the city, they were flying Russian flags. People in Kramatorsk tell the story of what happened.
 
April 16, 2014 | NPR · NATO has announced a strengthening of its forces near the alliance's eastern border. Gen. George Joulwan, the former NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, discusses the plan.
 
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April 16, 2014 | NPR · A 325 million-year-old fossil find shows that the gill structures of modern sharks are actually quite different from their ancient ancestors.
 

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April 12, 2014 | NPR · As pro-Russia demonstrators continue their tense standoff in Eastern Ukraine, police are conspicuously absent from city streets.
 

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April 13, 2014 | NPR · As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
 

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Apr 16, 2014 — Libby Hill looks at the worlds of televised drag competition and professional wrestling, and finds that the flash, art and gender performance of the forms make them more alike than they might seem.
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Apr 15, 2014 — The cable network premieres a new drama series tonight. It's called Fargo, and has the same title as the 1996 Coen Brothers movie. Critic David Bianculli says it's very definitely a wonderful show in that same wacky spirit - but it's just as important to note what this new Fargo is not. It's not a remake — and it's not a sequel.
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Apr 15, 2014 — When TV decides to adapt a movie, it can do it in a couple of different ways. The success of FX's adaptation of Fargo and the problems with CBS's adaptation of Bad Teacher make telling examples.
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Apr 15, 2014The Address follows an intensive program that teaches kids with learning difficulties to recite the Gettysburg Address. And in doing so, it raises some tough questions about resources.
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Apr 15, 2014 — Marc Hirsh looks at the direction of the Fox comedy and wonders: why can't it leave well enough alone? Or, in fact, leave anything alone?
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Apr 14, 2014 — It's easy to be skeptical of a TV series inspired by the brilliant film Fargo, but the FX adaptation is dark, funny, free-standing and a great big hoot.
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Apr 14, 2014 — One of TV's most popular shows kicked off its new — and final — season with some big surprises. Is Mad Men's mesmerizing pitchman still living a lie?
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Apr 13, 2014 — Taking apart Mad Men has become a popular hobby among many Sunday-night analysts. As it enters its seventh season, it seems more self-aware than ever.
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Apr 13, 2014 — Epic fantasy fans rejoice: Game of Thrones is back on TV. But the series won't last forever — so K. Tempest Bradford has a few suggestions for cable executives looking for their next big hit.
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Apr 11, 2014 — CBS announced Thursday that the spot held by David Letterman for 21 years will go to Stephen Colbert.
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