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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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On The Ballot

Sep 10, 2010 — Seventeen days after the primary, we now have a winner in the Vermont Democratic gubernatorial primary: It is State Senate President Peter Shumlin.
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Sep 10, 2010 — If Washington, D.C., has improved in the four years since Adrian Fenty was elected mayor, then why is he in trouble in Tuesday's primary? Most polls show him losing to D.C. Council chair Vincent Gray.
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Sep 7, 2010 — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, apparently defeated in her bid for another term in the Aug. 24 GOP primary — she conceded the race last week — may have a change of heart. She is considering all options, including remaining on the ballot in some way.
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Sep 7, 2010 — It's been two months since our last review of the 37 Senate races at stake, and the news is less favorable for the Democrats. And if the trends continue, the Republicans have a legitimate shot at capturing a majority; they need a net of 10.
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Sep 2, 2010 — Jaw-Dropping Video: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, presumably comfortable in front of an audience, had a brain freeze during her debate with Democratic opponent Terry Goddard.
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Sep 2, 2010 — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski has conceded her primary battle with challenger Joe Miller. But what if — for argument's sake — the remaining votes all went to Murkowski? Would she win, even if she conceded?
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Aug 31, 2010 — In a startling turnabout of political fortune, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), the odds-on favorite to win another term, has conceded defeat to her Aug. 24 primary rival, Tea Party-backed Joe Miller.
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Aug 31, 2010 — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) has picked up some votes in the first day of counting absentees in her stunningly close primary battle with challenger Joe Miller. But there may not be enough votes out there for her to win in the end.
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Aug 30, 2010 — James Traficant, the former Ohio Democratic congressman who was expelled in 2002 on corruption charges, now looks like he will make the ballot in his state's 17th Congressional District as an independent.
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Aug 28, 2010 — In the Louisiana Senate primary, GOP incumbent David Vitter will face Rep. Charlie Melancon (D) in November. In West Virginia, Gov. Joe Manchin won the Democratic primary for the seat long held by Robert Byrd, and will face John Raese (R).
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