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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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Jan 4, 2014 — Zaentz produced few films, but three of them won "best picture" honors: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus and The English Patient. Before making films, he was in the music industry. He and Creedence Clearwater Revival's Fogerty had some bitter legal battles over the singer's songs.
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Jan 2, 2014 — The race car legend fell while skiing in France on Sunday. A blow to his head caused extensive bleeding in his brain. Doctors induced a coma and have operated twice. They aren't talking publicly about his chances for recovery.
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Dec 20, 2013 — This summer, Angelina Jolie announced that she had both her breasts removed to reduce her risk of breast cancer. Her story got a lot of people talking. But they didn't necessarily learn more about the genetics of breast cancer risk.
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Sep 1, 2013 — The television icon conducted hundreds of high-profile interviews with celebrities and politicians over the years, including a 1977 talk with Richard Nixon in which the former president acknowledged some personal fault over the Watergate scandal.
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Jul 16, 2013 — Cory Monteith, 31, was found dead Saturday in his room at a hotel in Vancouver. According to the coroner, there is "no evidence to suggest this anything other than the most sad and tragic accident."
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Sep 21, 2012 — Capri Sun could capitalize on its clever gift to juice fan and Washington Redskins tight end Niles Paul. Paul complained that his teammates have been stealing his juice, and the company offered him a unique solution.
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Dec 19, 2011 — This year saw musicians, athletes and actors launching their own lines of beer, wine and mescal. The list includes the boy band Hanson, which premiered an India pale ale called MMMHop.
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Jun 29, 2011 — What are the odds you'll ever see Betty White and Slash hanging out together? Never fear — a new Tumblr blog "Awesome People Hanging Out Together" captures famous and influential people from different walks of life in very natural elements.
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Dec 29, 2010 — In our first hour of Talk of the Nation, TOTN Politician of the Year. in our second hour, why we need celebrities, and what changed for African-Americans in 2010.
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