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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 · The president has visited Prince George's County, Md., four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African-American majority. It also happens to be very close to the White House.
 
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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.
 

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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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Oct 26, 2010 — An accused murderer representing himself in court was testing the accuracy of a witness's memory when the tactic backfired. The witness, a part-time artist, said she recognized suspected killer Melvin Forte's face from the area of the crime scene.
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Aug 17, 2010 — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) has been found guilty on just 1 of 24 counts he was charged with. The judge says he will ask for a mistrial on the remaining charges; the government pledges to retry their case.
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Jul 29, 2010 — The last thing the Democrats want as they head into the fall elections is for the GOP to be able to use the "culture of corruption" charge, which brought the Dems to power in 2006, against them. And so they wish the Rangel case would go away.
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Jul 23, 2010 — Democrats who breathed a sigh of relief upon seeing the Blagojevich trial come to an unexpected end in Illinois now are nervous about another potential ethics stain on the party: charges leveled against Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York.
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Jun 30, 2010 — The Portland Oregonian is reporting that city police have decided to re-open an investigation into a charge by a massage therapist that Al Gore sexually assaulted her in 2006.
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May 26, 2010 — Senate Republicans on the Judiciary Committee are calling for Attorney General Eric Holder to name a special prosecutor to see if laws were broken when the White House offered a job to Joe Sestak to get him out of the Pennsylvania Senate race.
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Apr 26, 2010 — Arizona has passed the strictest immigration measure in the nation. Will it finally get Congress to act on the issue?
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Feb 23, 2010 — Former Rep. James Traficant, an Ohio Democrat-turned-independent, may run for Congress again ... now that he's out of prison.
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Feb 9, 2010 — Different approaches taken by the three leading New York City newspapers to an alleged scandal — certainly rumors — involving Gov. David Paterson.
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Jan 26, 2010 — Four men are in custody, including one who posed as a pimp in a widely-reported incident last year that seriously embarrassed the group ACORN.
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