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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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Approaching the Bench

Aug 5, 2010 — Two people came close to predicting how the Senate would vote on Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court. But no one got the exact tally ... and thus no one wins the official Political Junkie contest.
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Aug 5, 2010 — The 37 votes in the Senate against the confirmation of Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court is the 6th highest of any court nominee since World War II, and the 3rd highest for those who were confirmed.
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Aug 5, 2010 — The U.S. Senate votes to confirm Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court by a vote of 63-37. Five Republicans voted in favor; one Democrat voted against.
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Jul 20, 2010 — The Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court fell on strict party lines ... except for Sen. Lindsey Graham. The South Carolina Republican voted in her favor.
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Jul 19, 2010 — The Senate Judiciary Committee votes Tuesday on the nomination of Elena Kagan to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, a vote that is assured of passing. GOP Leader Mitch McConnell, meanwhile, hasn't ruled out a filibuster.
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Jun 29, 2010 — Republicans say that Elena Kagan's clerking for the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall belies a liberal/activist bias.
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Jun 28, 2010 — Barring some bombshell, Elena Kagan is likely to be confirmed as the nation's 112th Supreme Court justice.
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Jun 21, 2010 — With the confirmation hearings on Elena Kagan's nomination for the Supreme Court commending on Monday, the deadline to send your prediction on the final Senate vote is Friday, June 25.
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Jun 8, 2010 — Be the first to correctly guess the full Senate vote to confirm Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court and you can win a genuine Geraldine Ferraro for Congress campaign button from 1978.
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May 10, 2010 — President Obama has nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Already Kagan is proving to be a potential issue in the 2010 midterm elections.
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