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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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Queen Elizabeth II

Jan 28, 2014 — She's not going to be a pauper anytime soon. Yes, the royal household has drawn down its rainy day fund. But the queen is still worth about $500 million — not counting the billions more in assets that belong to the crown estate.
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Aug 15, 2013 — Mark Sutton doubled for 007 at the London Games, when Bond and "Queen Elizabeth II" parachuted into the stadium. Sutton died Wednesday while wingsuit flying in Switzerland.
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Aug 1, 2013 — The chilling, never delivered speech for Queen Elizabeth II was drafted by civil servants in 1983 as part of a war games scenario. It echoes Winston Churchill's defiant radio broadcasts in the face of Adolf Hitler's bombing campaign.
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Jul 10, 2013 — The photographers are already camping out ahead of the expected birth this month of Britain's third in line to the throne. As we wait for that highly anticipated first photo, here's a look back at a few other babies who made a royal entrance.
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Jul 9, 2013 — Also: Queen Elizabeth II is looking for a librarian; a giant Mr. Darcy appears in a lake; a letter from Charles Bukowski.
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Mar 10, 2013 — By signing a new charter for the Commonwealth states, Her Majesty is royally endorsing equal rights. One possible outcome of her support: If Prince William and Kate have a girl, she may well be queen someday.
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Mar 4, 2013 — The 86-year-old monarch was taken to a London hospital over the weekend to be treated for symptoms of gastroenteritis.
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Mar 3, 2013 — Elizabeth II is being treated for symptoms of gastroenteritis. She is expected to remain under observation for about two days.
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Dec 20, 2012 — It's been 80 years since Britain's royal family began broadcasting a Christmas message. Now, the monarch will deliver her holiday address in 3-D. It's a medium in which she's been filmed before — 59 years ago, her coronation and other events were captured by 3-D cameras.
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Sep 25, 2012 — The BBC has issued an apology for revealing details of a private conversation one of its reporters had with Queen Elizabeth II in which she expressed concern over why it was so difficult to arrest Abu Hamza al-Masri. The British radical Muslim cleric just lost his fight against extradition to the U.S., where he faces terrorism charges.
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