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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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Hurricane Katrina

Aug 27, 2012 — Republicans have been forced to delay a second-straight convention opening due to storms. And the GOP is hardly alone in thinking that it can look bad to go forward with a planned event when horrible news is unfolding elsewhere.
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Aug 29, 2011 — Photographer Jennifer Shaw re-creates her Katrina story with toys and a toy camera.
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Nov 15, 2010 — Guest blogger Alysia Tate says renewed focus on rapper Kanye West's 2005 comments criticizing then-president George W. Bush for neglecting black victims of Hurricane Katrina ignores the larger questions about the government's response to the storm.
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Oct 1, 2010 — The sign outside of the Six Flags in New Orleans still reads, "Closed For Storm." Five years after Katrina, there's little hope of it ever reopening.
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Aug 26, 2010 — In the years after Hurricane Katrina, writer Malik Washington traveled to New Orleans to help the city's residents rebuild. He reflects on the lessons learned about the spirit of the Crescent City.
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Aug 17, 2010 — Without photographing people, Richard Misrach found a way to capture the voices of New Orleans.
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May 28, 2010 — If you're wondering how scary the anti-incumbent tide looks to incumbents, ask any U.S. senator on the ballot this year. But hurry, the species is endangered.
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Dec 1, 2009"Brad Pitt's Houses" are causing a stir in New Orleans.
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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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Mar 4, 2009 — Ever watch the TV show "Jeopardy"? It's one of my favorites, and a recent show I watched was a clear indication of why we still need to set aside months to celebrate the history of African-Americans and women (until, of course, that history is ful...
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