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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 · 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.
 
April 17, 2014 | NPR · The Supreme Court has recently ruled that mandatory life sentences, without parole, for juveniles are unconstitutional, but states have varied in how they've complied with these decisions.
 

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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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income taxes

Apr 15, 2014 — People who took a stand against a proposed tax-filing change were part of a grass-roots campaign orchestrated to help Intuit, according to nonprofit newsroom ProPublica.
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Apr 16, 2012 — Fewer and fewer taxpayers still use the mail to file their returns. But for some, it's the only way they'll do it.
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Apr 13, 2012 — April 15 comes Sunday. The 16th is Emancipation Day in Washington, D.C. So, all federal taxpayers have until Tuesday the 17th to file.
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Mar 23, 2012 — It includes multiple wars, a Supreme Court justice on his deathbed, and Donald Duck.
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Oct 21, 2011 — Even with the latest change to Cain's tax reform plan, the lowest-income Americans would see their tax bills rise because they'd face a trickle-down effect from business taxes and they would still face the 9 percent sales tax, analysts say.
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Apr 22, 2011 — The question is being debated in state capitals around the country. But when you look at the data, the answer is clear.
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Apr 18, 2011 — President Obama and Michelle, the First Lady, reported $1.7 million in income for 2010, most of it from continuing royalties from his best-selling books. The Obamas also reported donating 14.2 percent of their income to charity.
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Apr 14, 2011 — There are three extra days this year, so procrastinators have 72 additional hours. The commissioner of the IRS tells NPR that 15 to 20 million Americans wait until just about the last minute. What about you?
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