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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 16, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian tanks arrived in the city of Kramatorsk Wednesday morning. By the time they rolled out of the city, they were flying Russian flags. People in Kramatorsk tell the story of what happened.
 
April 16, 2014 | NPR · NATO has announced a strengthening of its forces near the alliance's eastern border. Gen. George Joulwan, the former NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, discusses the plan.
 
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April 16, 2014 | NPR · A 325 million-year-old fossil find shows that the gill structures of modern sharks are actually quite different from their ancient ancestors.
 

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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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Jul 24, 2011 — Like a good summer read, a trip to the Rocky Mountains provides an elevated get-away from the daily grind. Nicole Magistro, owner of The Bookworm in Edwards, Colo., names some of the more popular reads for Vail Valley vacationers this summer.
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Sep 4, 2010 — In their seven-year love affair with Interstate 95, Stan Posner and Sandra Phillips-Posner have found the best Polish sausage, Berger cookies and a battleship you can spend the night on.
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Sep 17, 2009 — If you think fashion is just for rich socialites and reality show stars, you've been watching too much MTV. Melissa Walker has three books that show the key to style isn't cash — it's creativity.
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Feb 15, 2009 — From 1935 to 1939, an army of folklorists and writers went in search of tales both real and tall. These stories of America in the Great Depression were gathered by literary giants like Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston and Jim Thompson. A new book revisits the project.
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Dec 24, 2008 — For millennia, farmers around the globe have marked the winter solstice by brewing particularly potent beer. This holiday season, brew expert Don Russell (better known as "Joe Sixpack") recommends some of his favorite Christmas ales.
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May 25, 2008 — Popular food blogger Clotilde Dusoulier's new guidebook, Clotilde's Edible Adventures in Paris, takes readers on a delectable tour of her favorite food haunts in the City of Lights.
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May 16, 2008 — How do yeast, water, hops and grain combine to form a lager, pilsener or ale? The process requires careful supervision and tightly controlled conditions. Expert brewmasters explain how temperature, timing and ingredients all factor into making an excellent beer.
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Dec 26, 2006 — What do Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington D.C., have in common? All are included in David Gilmartin's book The Absolutely Worst Places to Live in America.
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Apr 16, 2005 — R.W. "Johnny" Apple, associate editor of The New York Times, tells Susan Stamberg about his new travel guide, Apple's America: The Discriminating Traveler's Guide to Forty Great Cities in the United States and Canada.
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Dec 21, 2004 — Santa's a little busy this time of year. But you, on the other hand, may find it's the perfect time to take a winter vacation where the weather feels like summer. NPR's Tony Cox gets advice on exotic places to go from travel aficionado Jon Haggins, who calls himself "The Globetrotter."
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