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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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Jan 20, 2014 — The giant bird was being used to promote The Hobbit film trilogy, which was shot in the Pacific nation. Authorities say no one was hurt when it came crashing down during a 6.3-magnitude temblor.
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Dec 30, 2013 — Conservators have recovered and processed a clump of 22 negatives taken during Ernest Shackleton's 1914-1917 expedition to the South Pole.
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Oct 23, 2013 — The stories are from a cross section of news organizations around the world. Wednesday's stories range from a border defense agreement between India and China to curtailed mail delivery in New Zealand.
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Sep 25, 2013 — The win by the U.S. defender, down seven races just a week ago, caps one of the most spectacular comebacks in yachting history.
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Sep 23, 2013 — Last week, it looked bleak for defending champion Oracle Team USA, but flukey wind and better tactics have kept them in the running against Emirates Team New Zealand.
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Sep 18, 2013 — After sailing was canceled on Tuesday because of high winds, the giant 72-foot catamarans face off for their 12th race in San Francisco.
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Aug 21, 2013 — The law was inspired by the revelation of illegal spying on Kim Dotcom, but comes amid worldwide discussion about just how much spying governments should be allowed to perform on their own citizens.
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Jul 5, 2013 — An intense search for an American family sailing the rough seas between New Zealand and Australia has ended after two weeks of fruitless attempts to find their sailboat.
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Apr 17, 2013 — New Zealand lawmakers approve same-sex marriage law; despite opposition from some religious and social organizations, gay and lesbian couples will also be able to jointly adopt children.
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Dec 5, 2012 — Hoping to convince animal lovers that rescue dogs are as smart as any other pets, New Zealand's SPCA has been teaching three canines to do a bit of driving. See the video evidence.
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