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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.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.
 
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.
 

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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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Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers

Jun 29, 2012A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers' tale of adventure and economic hardship, debuts at No. 5.
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Jul 22, 2011 — War is winding down in the Seven Kingdoms, but dynastic struggles continue to loom large. After a six-year wait, A Dance with Dragons — the fifth book in George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series — debuts at No. 1.
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Jul 15, 2011 — After her husband is indicted for investment fraud, Meredith Martin Delinn loses everything, but she hopes a summer on Nantucket will help her heal. Silver Girl, by Elin Hilderbrand, enjoys a second week on the list.
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Jul 8, 2011 — When the young witness to a triple homicide lapses into a state of shock, Detective Linna tries to breach his memory through hypnosis. The Hypnotist — a Swedish import by Lars Kepler — debuts at No. 9.
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Jul 1, 2011 — After a friend's death, a Vermont teenager moves to New York's Lower East Side in search of a sense of community. Hippies and Hare Krishnas populate Eleanor Henderson's Ten Thousand Saints, which debuts at No. 13.
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Jun 24, 2011 — Three generations of strong-willed women spill their secrets at the family's summer home. Maine, by J. Courtney Sullivan, debuts at No. 7.
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Jun 17, 2011 — When a computer intelligence system goes live, the human race inadvertently creates its own successor. Human characters across the globe resist mass deletion in Daniel H. Wilson's Robopocalypse. It debuts at No. 9.
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Jun 10, 2011 — When bad-boy actor Jumbo Nelson gets accused of rape and murder, the Boston police department calls private eye Spenser in to help them solve the case. Robert B. Parker's Sixkill enjoys its fifth week on the list.
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Jun 3, 2011 — Pete Hamill follows the editor-in-chief of New York's last afternoon tabloid through murder, mourning and the rush of a daily deadline. Tabloid City debuts at No. 12.
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May 27, 2011 — Before Doc Holliday was a gun-slinging Western legend, he was an ailing Southern gentleman in search of a better climate. Author Mary Doria Russell tells the story of his beginnings in the West, and his rise to notoriety in a thrilling, almost lawless world. Doc debuts at No. 12.
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