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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 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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Apr 11, 2014 — In what are being described as his strongest comments so far about the church's sex abuse crisis, the pope also condemned the evil deeds of some priests.
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Apr 6, 2014 — Months after moving in, Archbishop Wilton Gregory says he'll move out of a $2.2 million mansion. Parishioners had expressed anger over his building a Tudor-style mansion in a pricey neighborhood.
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Mar 26, 2014 — Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst spent millions of dollars on renovations at his residence in Limburg, Germany. On Wednesday, the Vatican accepted his resignation.
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Mar 22, 2014 — Marie Collins of Ireland, a survivor of abuse at the hands of a priest, has gone on to be an advocate for victims. Others on the commission include Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley.
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Feb 26, 2014 — It's been one year since Pope Benedict XVI stepped down. Now, he has publicly called speculation that he might not have resigned willingly "simply absurd."
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Feb 22, 2014 — The pontiff and his predecessor appeared at St. Peter's Basilica for a ceremony to anoint 19 new Roman Catholic cardinals.
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Jan 13, 2014 — Francis, who has been criticized by some conservative Catholics for not speaking out forcefully against abortion, said the practice is "horrific."
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Jan 2, 2014 — The say the body of the Rev. Eric Freed, found in the rectory of St. Bernard Church in Eureka on New Year's Day, showed signs of a struggle.
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Dec 24, 2013 — Delivering his first Christmas homily, Francis emphasizes that the church must be of service to those in need.
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Nov 26, 2013 — The Rev. Kelvin Apurillo rode out Haiyan on the second floor of his parish church. Two-thirds of his parishioners are now dead, missing or have left, and he's struggling to make sense of the destruction. In the majority Roman Catholic country, the church has played a key role in relief efforts.
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