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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.
 
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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 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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Apr 10, 2014 — Until Wednesday, the Pennsylvania teen was a well-liked student with no known mental health problems, his lawyer says. Now the 16-year-old is charged in a stabbing attack that injured more than 20.
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Apr 9, 2014 — A 16-year-old is in custody and charged with four counts of attempted murder and 21 counts of aggravated assault over the incident at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, near Pittsburgh.
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Mar 22, 2014 — Each year, the U.S. loads thousands of tons of coal onto a barge and sends it across the Atlantic. It doesn't make a lot of sense, but no one is trying to end the practice.
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Mar 18, 2014 — Young people on the upper range of income eligible for subsidies are finding that they don't always qualify. That could influence the number of young adults who enroll.
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Feb 14, 2014 — Officials say about 100 vehicles were involved in a number of accidents along a stretch of the tollway near Bensalem. At least 30 people were treated for injuries.
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Oct 25, 2013 — After initially declining federal funding to expand Medicaid, Gov. Tom Corbett has changed course slightly. He is pursuing an approach for Pennsylvania that would make use of federal funds, but there are some caveats.
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Sep 26, 2013 — Gov. Tom Corbett hopes to tap into federal money offered as part of the Affordable Care Act to extend Medicaid coverage to more people. But he has conditions. His alternative would require some people to pay an insurance premium and to look for work.
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Nov 5, 2012 — The superstorm began its destructive tour of the American mainland in Florida, and that's where the GOP presidential nominee needs to begin his march on election night. Other states in its path included North Carolina, Virginia and New Hampshire, states where Mitt Romney has a strong chance.
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Oct 2, 2012 — Judges in these cases have declined to rule on the constitutionality of the laws. Instead, they have signaled the laws would withstand scrutiny if states can ensure that the vast majority of voters have easier access to free IDs. Legal scholars agree that many of these measures could be enacted after Election Day.
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Sep 18, 2012 — Pennsylvania's highest court is returning the state's controversial voter ID law to a lower court judge who must decide whether it will disenfranchise some voters. The deadline for that decision is three weeks away.
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