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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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Quebec

Feb 3, 2014 — Flames tore through the facility last month. It took 10 days for searchers to look through the building, which was encased by ice after firefighters poured water on the blaze. While 27 bodies have been recovered, it's believed that five other people died there. Bone fragments will be tested.
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Jan 25, 2014 — The official death toll from the blaze that swept through the Residence du Havre in Quebec province is eight, but 30 people are still unaccounted for in the frozen debris.
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Jan 24, 2014 — The blaze at a complex that housed the elderly quickly engulfed much of the building. Investigators were having a hard time searching for victims because water used to fight the flames had frozen over the scene. A key question: Why was the complex only partially fitted with sprinklers?
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Dec 16, 2013 — Forty seven people died in July when a freight train derailed and dozens of tanks carrying oil exploded and caught fire. Much of Lac-Megantic was leveled. For the first time since then, freight cars will travel through this week. Officials say they'll only carry "dry goods." Residents are worried.
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Nov 14, 2013 — The Canadian province has proposed a "secularism charter" that would ban government workers from wearing religious symbols. Supporters say it would preserve gender equality and the separation of church and state. Critics say the measure curbs religious freedom. The issue has echoes of a debate that's played out in France twice in the past decade.
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Jul 11, 2013 — Twenty bodies have been recovered so far. Authorities hold out little hope that any of the 30 other people missing after Saturday's train derailments and explosions are still alive.
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Jul 10, 2013 — Investigators are looking at whether the brakes were properly set or if something was done to the train. At least 15 people were killed when freight cars loaded with oil derailed and exploded. Dozens more in the town of Lac-Mgantic are missing.
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Jul 9, 2013 — Even as the people of Lac-Mgantic whose homes weren't destroyed return, dozens of their neighbors remain missing. The town was devastated Saturday when a freight train derailed and tank cars filled with oil exploded.
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Jul 8, 2013 — Five people are known to have been killed when tank cars loaded with oil derailed and began exploding on Saturday. But when Monday dawned, another 40 people were still unaccounted for.
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Jul 7, 2013 — The death toll has risen to three after a train carrying crude oil derailed in Quebec on Saturday. The blistering explosion destroyed a town center, and officials say the ongoing fires are keeping rescuers from searching the rest of the train.
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