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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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Feb 5, 2013 — In fiction, a novel from Nobel Prize-winner Nadine Gordimer, a posthumous thriller from Michael Crichton and a sensual werewolf tale from Anne Rice arrive in paperback. In softcover nonfiction, Paul Krugman confronts our economic depression, and Charles Murray looks at the U.S. class divide.
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Feb 9, 2012 — Debuting at No. 15, Coming Apart explores social polarization in working-class America.
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Feb 6, 2012 — In his new book, Charles Murray, co-author of the controversial The Bell Curve, argues that in an increasingly economically stratified America, the white working class is slipping behind.
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Nov 23, 2010 — In fiction, Herta Mueller, winner of 2009's literature Nobel, writes poetically about life under totalitarianism, and Elizabeth Berg crafts an entertaining account of a 40th high school reunion. In nonfiction — John Adams' letters, America's tacky Christmas traditions, and the sequel to Stuff White People Like.
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Mar 15, 2010 — Conversations about race often focus on what it means to be black. But in her new book, The History of White People historian Nell Irvin Painter explores the concept of "whiteness" — and finds that who is "white" has actually changed throughout America's history.
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Oct 6, 2009 — In his book, Searching For Whitopia, Rich Benjamin lists every city in the U.S. that is "whiter than the nation, its respective region, and its state." He explains why "whitopias" are growing, and what it means for the U.S.
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Mar 10, 2009 — American literature is chock full of stories of light-skinned black people passing as whites. But, white people passing as blacks are a phenomena not so well mapped. It's the subject of a new book by Baz Dreisinger, called Near Black: White to Black, Passing in American Culture.
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Dec 9, 2008 — In 1984, author Peter Godwin began a series of pilgrimages to Zimbabwe. He started to chronicle the nation's downward spiral in the hands of Robert Mugabe's regime. Godwin talks about his new book, When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir Of Africa.
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Sep 29, 2008 — Author and commentator Tim Wise says Sen. Barack Obama's race is still a major factor this election year. Wise is an anti-racism activist whose recent essay, "This Is Your Nation on White Privilege," sparked much conversation.
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Sep 2, 2008 — In a new book based on his popular blog, Christian Lander tracks the trends and tendencies of white people, from fair-trade organic coffee to vintage T-shirts.
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