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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 · 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.
 
April 17, 2014 | NPR · The Supreme Court has recently ruled that mandatory life sentences, without parole, for juveniles are unconstitutional, but states have varied in how they've complied with these decisions.
 

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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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Mara Liasson

Nov 7, 2013 — NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson is also a contributor to Fox News. Some listeners complain that she has a conservative bias. A review of her work through the contentious political fighting over Syria, the government shutdown, debt default, and health care reform, finds otherwise. She's a remarkably cold-eyed analyst.
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Jun 9, 2013 — You know your favorite voices at NPR have book smarts, but read on to hear their advice about life beyond the mic for 2013 graduates.
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Apr 25, 2012 — In a recent Weekend Edition Sunday segment, Mara Liasson unintentionally suggested that stay-at-home moms lack higher education. She quickly saw her error and the staff corrected later broadcasts of the story. A correction was posted on the web version and, a week later, the show aired a letters segment with additional clarification.
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Nov 16, 2010 — Taming deficits and the debt is difficult because of ideological differences but also complexity. It was easier to send men to the Moon than ending deficits and the debt because we weren't concerned with fairness.
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Oct 7, 2010 — This campaign season, at least, it's been the conservative and Republican-leaning interest groups that have taken advantage of the Supreme Court ruling to spend millions on ads.
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Jan 22, 2010 — A conservative media watchdog site, newsbusters.org, criticized NPR for not reporting on a poll that showed how President Obama had slipped in the polls. The Ombudsman's office looked into this and found something different.
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Dec 8, 2009 — On a regular basis the Ombudsman's office gets complaints about Mara Liasson and Juan Williams appearing on Fox. But ever since Politico did a story implying that the White House asked NPR to remove Liasson from Fox —which is did not —an unusual...
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Aug 6, 2009 — NPR political correspondent Mara Liasson went too far on Fox News when she equated problems with the Cash for Clunker program to a "mini-Katrina." That reflects poorly on NPR.
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