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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 · 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.
 
April 17, 2014 | NPR · The Supreme Court has recently ruled that mandatory life sentences, without parole, for juveniles are unconstitutional, but states have varied in how they've complied with these decisions.
 

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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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Charles Rangel

Dec 19, 2013 — Amid widespread speculation that he would retire, the third-longest-serving member of Congress said he will seek a 23rd term next year.
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Jun 25, 2012 — Charles Rangel's long career in Congress is at risk in Tuesday's New York primary. He is 82, faces a redrawn district, and is coming off being censured by his colleagues.
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Jun 18, 2012 — An interesting case of identity politics is playing out in New York's new 13th Congressional District. A Dominican-American state senator is threatening longtime Rep. Charles Rangel in the district, which is now majority Hispanic. Yet Rangel rarely discusses his Puerto Rican heritage.
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Dec 2, 2010 — By a vote of 333-79, Charles Rangel (D-NY) became the first member of the House since 1983 to be censured by his peers — the most severe reprimand short of expulsion. It was a humiliating outcome for a once-powerful, long-serving member.
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Dec 2, 2010 — The House, having debated whether to censure Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) for an hour, voted down a substitute offered by Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) that would have instead reprimanded the 20-term Democrat.
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Dec 2, 2010 — Pentagon brass testify. Rep. Charles Rangel faces a censure vote. World Cup hosts are awarded for 2018 and 2022. And LeBron James returns to Cleveland.
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Nov 19, 2010 — The ethics trial of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), originally scheduled for Nov. 29, has been postponed. The House ethics committee announced its decision a day after it called for Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) to be censured.
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Nov 18, 2010 — The House ethics committee has agreed with the recommendation of its chief counsel that Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) be censured for violating House rules.
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Nov 18, 2010 — Blake Chisam, the chief counsel for the House ethics committee who has been prosecuting the ethics case against Rep. Charles Rangel is recommending a censure against the Harlem Democrat.
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Nov 16, 2010 — Rep. Charles Rangel has been found guilty of 11 counts of violating House rules, mostly regarding his personal finances. Now the ethics committee will have to decide what punishment the 80 year old lawmaker receives.
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