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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 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 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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Presidential Debates

Oct 24, 2012 — This year's presidential debates may be remembered as much for what the candidates said as for those witty Internet memes that followed. Experts say the rise of the political meme largely blindsided the campaigns.
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Oct 21, 2012 — Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., hosts the third and final presidential debate Monday. In the year since Lynn snagged the debate, its 2,000 students have watched a quiet campus turn into a hotbed of activity.
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Oct 16, 2012 — During tonight's presidential debate, President Obama will want to cast Mitt Romney as an unacceptable, unreliable choice. But Republicans think their man can come close to sealing the deal simply by doing what he in the first debate. Both candidates will need to fire up supporters without coming off as nakedly partisan.
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Oct 15, 2012 — Since becoming president, Obama's rhetorical triumphs have been just that: moving speeches delivered on ceremonial occasions. When it comes to policy and attempts to move public opinion, the silver-tongued Obama has largely been absent.
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Oct 1, 2012 — Campaigns have many milestones. The debates mark the last. In just a little more than a month, the 2012 presidential campaign will finally be over.
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Oct 1, 2012 — After everything that's happened — the primaries, caucuses, V.P. picks and conventions — it's now time for the debates. They have the capacity to change the dynamic. But, more times than not, they don't.
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Sep 16, 2012 — This fall's presidential debates could attract the largest viewing audience of any televised campaign event. But some political scientists say the three faceoffs between President Obama and Mitt Romney (and the sole vice presidential debate) probably won't change the outcome of the election.
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Jul 30, 2012 — The Tea Party is going all out on Tuesday in Texas on behalf of Ted Cruz, a former state solicitor general who is battling Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the GOP Senate primary.
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Jan 23, 2012 — Debates played a crucial role in Newt Gingrich's decisive win Saturday in South Carolina's Republican presidential primary, so political junkies are watching closely to see what happens in the two debates this week in Florida. The first is tonight.
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Nov 21, 2011 — Once, a winning candidate for the presidential nomination relied on money or campaign organization to get him there. This year, doing well in the debates have replaced the roadmap of old. All that and more in the new "Political Junkie" column.
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