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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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9/11

Mar 24, 2014 — Thousands of remains will be coming to "the sacred ground of the World Trade Center site" this year, officials say. Family members will have a private seating area. The public will not have access.
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Sep 11, 2013 — It's been 12 years since the attacks. Just after 8:45 a.m. ET there was a moment of silence marking the time when the first plane struck the World Trade Center. There are also events at the Pentagon and in southwestern Pennsylvania, where the other jets came down.
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Sep 12, 2011 — Voice-overs and the sheer amount provoke complaints, but may just reflect boisterous American democracy.
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Sep 10, 2011 — Some of the most arresting images from Sept. 11 were collected by Life magazine, Magnum and VII.
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Sep 8, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, employers talk about what would make them start hiring again. In the second hour, the future of the NFL, and the TOTN freshman reads series continues with author Jared Diamond.
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Sep 4, 2011 — New York and Washington, D.C. were the primary targets on Sept. 11. The attacks played out mostly on TV for much of the rest of the country. Yet for most Americans, there is one moment when the distant tragedy became deeply personal.
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May 5, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, spouses of wounded vets, and should we celebrate Bin Laden's death. In our second hour, the 50th anniversary of The Freedom Rides, and remembering 9/11 in a new light.
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Dec 23, 2010 — Discovered in the rubble of the World Trade Center, the pear tree was nursed back to health and now is a symbol of ground zero's rebirth.
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Dec 22, 2010 — According to New York'sDaily News: "To win GOP support, the proposal was trimmed down to 5 years at $4.3 billion."
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Dec 21, 2010 — The $6.2 billion measure aims to pay the health care costs of police officers, firefighters and others who became ill from working at ground zero. Coburn wants it to be paid for with cuts in other spending, not a fee on some imports.
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