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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 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 16, 2014 | NPR · A 325 million-year-old fossil find shows that the gill structures of modern sharks are actually quite different from their ancient ancestors.
 

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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 12, 2014 — Before you start thinking things are too noisy Down Under, know this: The Minute of Silence was recorded as veterans of Australia's military stood by, in honor of their fallen comrades.
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Nov 11, 2013 — House Republicans are hoping to exploit the Affordable Care Act's problems... Gov. Christie takes a Sunday news show victory lap... veterans programs face more spending cuts.
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Oct 13, 2013 — A crowd of demonstrators converged on the memorial Sunday, protesting the government shutdown that has included blocking full access to monuments in Washington.
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Sep 30, 2013 — The defendant, who is an ex-military intelligence officer, claims it was all cover for a secret CIA operation.
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Aug 12, 2013 — A 19-year Army veteran was given a summons and told to leave the oceanside boardwalk in North Wildwood, N.J., after a police officer refused to accept the presence of the veteran's service dog. It was reportedly the first vacation for Jared Goering and his wife, Sally, in years.
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Jun 13, 2013 — Lanny Martinson was a 23-year-old Marine sergeant in Vietnam when he last saw his dog tags. In the 45 years since, he thought they were gone forever, lost in the mad rush to save his life and to help the men he was with when they walked into a minefield.
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May 28, 2013 — NPR photographer David Gilkey provides a dispatch from Nome, Alaska — where spotting a reindeer in a pickup is one of the perks of the job.
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May 7, 2013 — If they want to, veterans can buy insurance coverage on the new state-based marketplaces to supplement their coverage from the Veterans Health Administration system.
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Jan 15, 2013 — The retail giant employs about 1.4 million people in the U.S. Starting Memorial Day, it says it will have jobs for any veteran who has been honorably discharged and applies for work within the first year after going off active duty.
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Nov 15, 2012 — Local news reports say at least four people are dead and 17 injured. The parade was supposed to end with wounded service members being treated to an all-expenses-paid deer-hunting trip.
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