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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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Apr 8, 2014 — A study shows that women can be great negotiators, just not when they're asking for themselves. When women negotiate pay on behalf of a friend, they bargain just as hard as the guys.
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Mar 28, 2014 — The government released a snapshot of 27-year-olds in America. Here are a few numbers that caught our eye.
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Mar 18, 2014 — See the link between family income and job choice for nurses, teachers, police officers and dozens of others.
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Mar 6, 2014 — Multiple economists have studied the fast-food industry to answer the question. They've found very different answers.
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Feb 13, 2014 — Hispanic women in California are earning the lowest amount of any race, anywhere, in the United States.
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Jan 28, 2014 — In 2013, nearly 40 percent of unemployed workers had been looking for work for six months or longer.
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Jan 22, 2014 — People often quit when they think they can find a better option. Here's where people are quitting now.
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Jan 17, 2014 — It's a story of exploding bakeries, a blue eagle, and a guy who may or may not have been drunk.
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Jan 17, 2014 — For decades, the Supreme Court ruled that laws regulating things like wages and working conditions were unconstitutional. That changed during the Great Depression, when one of the justices switched sides, paving the way for the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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Jan 9, 2014 — There are about 137 million jobs in America. Here's how they break down — and how the picture has changed over the past few years.
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