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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 16, 2014 — The Islamist group Boko Haram is suspected of kidnapping about 100 schoolgirls — only eight are still unaccounted for. Boko Haram is also being blamed for Monday's bomb attack in Nigeria's capital.
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Apr 14, 2014 — The explosion at a bus station near Abuja is thought to be the latest in a string of such attacks by the extreme Islamist group Boko Haram. More than 70 people were killed. More than 120 were injured.
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Mar 16, 2014 — New violence has erupted in a dispute over grazing land, as officials say an attack on several villages has killed more than 100 people.
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Feb 25, 2014 — The Islamist group Boko Haram, which has been blamed for previous such atrocities, is again suspected. Boko Haram believes it's a sin to teach "Western" values to Muslim students.
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Nov 12, 2013 — The captain and engineer from the U.S.-flagged C-Retriever, a 222-foot offshore resupply, were abducted on Oct. 23 when gunman boarded the vessel.
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Oct 25, 2013 — An email purportedly confirms the two men were captured off the coast of the Nigerian town of Brass, but there was no immediate word of demands or a ransom.
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Oct 25, 2013 — There's more on the NSA and its activities in Europe. And from Nigeria, a story on outrage over government spending.
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Sep 29, 2013 — The attack occurred as many students of an agricultural college slept. As many as 50 people may be dead as a result of violence that is being blamed on the group Boko Haram.
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Aug 13, 2013 — The Islamist militant group has been taking aim at Muslims whom it believes are adopting Western ways. The latest attacks included one at a mosque.
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Jul 6, 2013 — Most of the victims were students at a boarding school. The Islamist group known as Boko Haram is suspected. Both the militants and government forces have been accused of using brutal force in recent years.
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