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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 17, 2014 | NPR · President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · The president has visited Prince George's County, Md., four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African-American majority. It also happens to be very close to the White House.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Kepler-186f is almost the same size as Earth, and it orbits in its star's "Goldilocks zone"-- where temperatures may be just right for life. But much is unknown because it's also 500 light-years away.
 

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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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Feb 24, 2012 — Kinsey Wilson, an NPR senior vice president and general manager of NPR Digital Media, is becoming executive vice president and chief content officer. Margaret Low Smith, who has been acting senior vice president for news, is continuing in that role.
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Sep 21, 2011 — Weiss resigned in January from her job as NPR's senior vice president for news after an independent review raised questions about "the speed and handling" of news analyst Juan Williams' termination.
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Jan 6, 2011 — The dismissal of news analyst Williams sparked controversy. NPR said he had violated the organization's standards with comments about Muslims. He said he was fired because "I appear on Fox."
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Apr 2, 2010 — NPR does exceptionally well putting female reporters and hosts on the air. But when it comes to female voices from outside NPR, the network is not as diverse on air as it would like to think. NPR needs to try harder to find more female sources and...
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Mar 4, 2010 — Columbia Journalism Review just published an in-depth piece on what's been happening at NPR since CEO Vivian Schiller took over the helm in January 2009.
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Jan 8, 2010 — Two months ago, NPR ran an animated political cartoon making fun of Tea Party activists who are deeply critical of the direction President Obama is leading the country. This week someone discovered it and the cartoon suddenly went viral, causing c...
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Dec 18, 2009 — Many listeners think it's disrespectful for NPR to refer to President Obama as 'Mr. Obama' in the second reference. But NPR has a decades-old policy dating back to Gerald Ford to refer to the current president as 'Mr.' or 'the president' in the s...
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Nov 18, 2009 — Rahm Emanuel's name seems to bedevil news organizations. NPR recently made an unusual policy deciding to refer to him as Rahm Emanuel on the second reference rather than Emanuel. Other news organizations have struggled with this too.
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Nov 11, 2009 — Interested in hearing what Vivian Schiller, NPR's president and CEO has to say about Dan Schorr, pledge drives, the hard-to-follow public radio system, funding, iPhone apps and more? Here's a link to an online conversation that Schiller did Tues...
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Oct 15, 2009 — NPR posted new guidelines Thursday to help its staff make use of the wide array of social media tools and still maintain NPR's credibility. Take a look at the guidelines and feel free to weigh in. Why now? "We've actually been working on this ...
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