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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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Aug 26, 2013 — Sarah Murnaghan, now 11, had only weeks to live earlier this summer when a judge ordered that she be moved up a transplant waiting list. Her case sparked a review of national organ transplant policy. Now, she's recovered enough to soon be able to go home.
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May 23, 2013 — A trend that was interrupted in 2006 and 2007 has resumed: Fewer girls are getting pregnant.
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Apr 12, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, legal strategies in the Trayvon Martin case, and a writer argues that cities are meaner places to live. In the second hour, negotiating retirement with a spouse, and a cancer survivor says, go ahead, "look at my scars."
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Jul 19, 2011A high-pitched sound on Morning Edition imitated the hearing condition tinnitus, but offended listeners' ears.
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Aug 10, 2010 — How many calories do you consume in a day? Photographer Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio can probably show you.
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Jul 29, 2010 — The government puts home genetics tests to the test, and warns that they don't live up to the hype.
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Jul 15, 2010 — Scientists are meeting at Stanford University to get to the bottom of how much sitting is too much.
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