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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.
 
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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 · The president has visited Prince George's County, Md., four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African-American majority. It also happens to be very close to the White House.
 
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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.
 

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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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ricin letters

Dec 10, 2013 — Ex-actress Shannon Guess Richardson, who had minor roles on The Walking Dead and The Blind Side, says that she tried to frame her estranged husband for the tainted letters.
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Aug 2, 2013 — The head of the U.S. Postal Service says the exterior of billions of pieces of mail are photographed and that the information is sometimes shared with law enforcement.
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Jun 7, 2013 — News outlets in Louisiana and Texas report that the wife of the man who had been a "person of interest" is under arrest. They were reportedly going through a divorce. She had told authorities her husband might have sent the letters to President Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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Jun 3, 2013 — Maximum punishments for the counts leveled against James Everett Dutschke range from five years to life in prison. He was arrested in April on suspicions that he sent letters containing the poison ricin to President Obama and other officials.
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May 30, 2013 — Law enforcement officials say the letter is similar to two that were sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Preliminary tests of the letter to Bloomberg turned up traces of ricin.
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