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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 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 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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Las Vegas

Jan 28, 2014 — The National Weather Service says Las Vegas could surpass record warm temperatures for late January, with Thursday's high predicted near 74 degrees.
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Sep 10, 2013 — Las Vegas is adding an eye-catching tourist attraction, in the form of a huge wheel that can take more than 1,000 people on a ride 550 feet into the sky over the city's famed Strip. The main construction of the wheel, called the High Roller, is nearly finished; it is expected to open in early 2014.
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Aug 22, 2012 — What happened in Vegas didn't stay in Vegas for the nearly 28-year-old son of Prince Charles and Diana. Photos from his "strip billiards" game are now all over the Web.
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May 25, 2012 — Jeff Neely, the regional official at the General Services Administration who hosted a 2010 taxpayer-funded conference that became a scandal as details about excessive spending, gifts and lavish parties were revealed, is no longer with the agency.
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Apr 24, 2012 — The news that for the second time this year someone has collapsed while dining at Las Vegas' Heart Attack Grill doesn't seem to bother the restaurant's fans.
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Apr 16, 2012 — General Services Administration officials spent excessively on a Las Vegas conference. So far, the agency's top official has resigned and several others have been fired.
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Dec 29, 2011 — That's what Kim Kardashian reportedly will earn for being in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve and again during some "special appearances" in 2012. But in the celebrity world, it's not unusual.
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Nov 5, 2011 — Las Vegas has seen better days — the unemployment and foreclosure rates are well above the national averages. But there are signs of hope. Tech companies that seemed destined to flourish in Silicon Valley are setting up shop in Sin City, in an effort to revitalize the downtown area.
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Mar 21, 2011 — David Schubert led the high-profile drug cases against Hilton and singer Bruno Mars. This weekend, police allege, he was seen buying crack cocaine.
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Dec 8, 2010 — Reid is trying to repay political donors from the gambling industry, critics say.
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