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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 · President Obama has visited Prince George's County, MD, four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African American majority, and 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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Ted Williams, man with the golden voice

Dec 3, 2012 — "I could lose my life," Jeffrey Hillman tells The New York Times. He fears being killed for the boots, so he isn't wearing them all the time. A photo of New York City Police Officer Lawrence DePrimo giving Hillman the footwear went viral last week.
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Feb 9, 2011 — The homeless man who skyrocketed to national fame thanks to an Internet video isn't in rehab anymore — but says he is living in a "clean and sober" facility and working again.
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Jan 13, 2011 — This news comes after he and some family members were taped yesterday for aDr. Phil show appearance that airs today. And it followsthe reports of a "disturbance"this week involving Williams and one of his adult daughters at a Los Angeles hotel.
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Jan 11, 2011 — No arrests were made, but Los Angeles police did bring him in for questioning Monday night after he got into a loud argument with his adult daughter. Williams has gone from living on the streets to national fame because of his deep voice.
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Jan 7, 2011 — "I felt like I brought so much disgrace to this woman," Williams said on The Today Show. "Don't disappoint me" again, mother Julia asks.
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