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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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All Politics Is Local

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 9, 2010 — With Richard Daley announcing his retirement as mayor of Chicago, there is no shortage of potential candidates to succeed him. Most speculation has been on White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
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Sep 7, 2010 — Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, who has been in office since 1989 and who is set to break his late father's longevity record on Christmas, announced today he will not seek re-election in 2011.
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Aug 18, 2010 — Ever since President Obama expressed his view about the Islamic Center in NYC, the issue has become a political punching bag. Republicans are using it as part of their plan to retake Congress. And some Democrats are caught flat-footed.
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Jul 6, 2010 — The Justice Department, as expected, has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Arizona and its recently-passed law on illegal immigration.
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Jun 25, 2010 — Nobody likes to pay taxes, but one Idaho state legislator says he should be exempt from any deadlines for penalties.
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Jun 7, 2010 — Twenty-two percent unemployment. That's the harsh reality facing Martinsville, Virginia. It's also the reality facing those trying to win votes in Virginia's 5th Congressional District.
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Jun 2, 2010 — His tough-talking campaign ad sparked a furor on the Web — but didn't get him enough votes to be the GOP's nominee for Ag Commissioner in Alabama.
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May 18, 2010 — A state Supreme Court has ruled that Connecticut's Secretary of State, Susan Bysiewicz, is ineligible to run for the attorney general's post being vacated by (now embattled) Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal.
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May 11, 2010 — Beau Biden, the son of the vice president and the state attorney general in Delaware, is recovering from what doctors describe as a "minor stroke."
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