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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 23, 2014 — Bertha, the world's largest underground boring tool, ground to a halt late last year as it was tunneling under the city. Authorities still aren't sure what happened.
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Jan 2, 2014 — Grupo Unidos por el Canal, made up of Spanish, Italian, Belgian and Panamanian firms, says it will halt work if it doesn't get paid for $1.6 billion in cost overruns in the next three weeks.
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Jun 6, 2013 — A new website offers a different perspective on the ruins of Spain's construction bubble. Called Nacin Rotonda, or "Roundabout Nation," the site displays before-and-after aerial photos of Spanish towns, documenting how quickly half-built condos and urban sprawl have replaced open land in recent years.
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Mar 8, 2013 — From West Virginia comes news that the last portion of the Dick Henderson Memorial Bridge, which once connected the towns of Nitro and St. Albans, was demolished this morning.
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Jan 17, 2013 — The day's economic news is on the positive side: 37,000 fewer people filed claims for unemployment benefits last week; and home construction surged in December and last year.
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Jan 3, 2011 — The nation's factory sector has expanded for 17 straight months and construction spending has gone up for three months. The big news this week, though, will be Friday's employment report.
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