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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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Simple Pleasures

Aug 14, 2013 — A cabaret singer channeling everyone from Adele to Julie Andrews has racked up a million-plus YouTube plays since her video went up Aug. 11. Herewith, a few questions for Christina Bianco, who turns out to have an NPR connection.
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Feb 3, 2012 — Nothing classes up a Super Bowl party as effortlessly as some high-quality cheese. And nothing goes better with cheese than beer, says brewmaster Garrett Oliver. He shares a list of beers and cheeses that taste great together.
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Nov 2, 2011 — An SNL writer interviews closeted guests. No, silly: guests in an actual closet, with clothes and things.
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Aug 26, 2011 — As a rough weather weekend looms, we take a look at how to deal with the minor but wearing irritation of losing power and entertaining yourself and your family.
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Aug 12, 2011 — The film that proved well-endowed at the Asian box office has arrived in America for a titillating limited release. If you like your softcore skin flicks with lots of fight scenes, phallus-mishandling and cheesy 3-D effects (of the non-perverted variety), maybe this carnal curio is for you.
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Jul 15, 2011 — In honor of one year of podcasting, we're proposing a brand-new holiday in which you say really nice things to everyone you know. But wait! Don't turn it off! Stephen Thompson makes the argument for Appreciation Day.
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Jun 10, 2011 — Linton Weeks looks at the art of the thank-you, as seen through a new piece of commentary, an old piece of commentary, and an entire website (turned book) that focuses on saying thank you.
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Jun 2, 2011 — Tonight, we'll be chatting live with you about the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Can you spell "hooray"? We knew you could.
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Mar 10, 2011 — We conclude our day of Simple Pleasures with one of the very best: a magical dance from Gene Kelly.
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Mar 10, 2011 — We suggest a great podcast starring John Hodgman, in which he judges a dispute about potluck dinners.
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