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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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Jun 18, 2008 — Richard Evans Schultes visited uncharted lands in search of science and came back with art. His photographs, now on display at the Smithsonian, offer hypnotic insights into the birth of ethnobotany.
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Apr 14, 2008 — Benson, 78, has spent the past five decades capturing famous faces from the Beatles to the Clintons. As he takes a stroll through a retrospective of his work, he shares the secret to making his subjects look natural.
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Feb 1, 2008 — Photographer Robb Kendrick traveled 41,000 miles searching for cowboys. His six-year quest took him across 14 states, Mexico, and Canada. He emerged with Still, a book of images that seem trapped in time.
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Nov 9, 2007 — Photographer Allan Tannenbaum was given rare access to John Lennon just 10 days before the artist was killed. He discusses his decision to wait 27 years to publish the intimate photos he shot of Lennon and Yoko Ono.
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Nov 1, 2007 — Ashley Gilbertson says that documenting life in Iraq inverted his perceptions of war and the role of the photographer. He discusses his book, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and the experiences that still haunt him.
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Feb 15, 2007 — Photographer Suzanne Opton's portraits of U.S. troops, many posed with their heads down, offer a unique look at the faces of our military. Her images are being exhibited at the Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art gallery in New York through March 24.
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Nov 10, 2006 — A new collection of photos by Al Wertheimer captures that moment in time when a young man from Tupelo, Miss., went from being a regional heartthrob to an international sensation.
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Jul 31, 2006 — Photos from an American freelancer living in Beirut capture how the war between Hezbollah and Israel is affecting the largely Christian north and the Muslim south in very different ways — and also how the tragedy links both sides.
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Sep 30, 2005 — In L.A. and D.C., a National Geographic Society event highlights the work of select filmmakers, photographers and artists from under-represented areas of the globe.
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Feb 4, 2005 — Between 1978 and 1980, photographer Bruce Talamon toured with reggae singer Bob Marley and shot some of the most popular images of the musician. He talks about his experiences touring with Marley with NPR's Alex Chadwick.
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