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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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Navy Yard shootings

Mar 18, 2014 — The report found that the Navy did not properly evaluate and report the gunman's behavior before the rampage, which left 12 dead last September.
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Sep 25, 2013 — The FBI released its preliminary findings in its investigation of the Navy Yard shootings that left 13 people dead including the shooter. Aaron Alexis said he committed the massacre because he was being attacked by electromagnetic waves.
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Sep 23, 2013 — Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was honored over the weekend for her service to the public by Scripps College. Her alma mater awarded her the school's highest level of recognition: the Ellen Browning Scripps Medal.
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Sep 22, 2013 — The president spoke at the memorial for the 12 victims of Monday's shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. While acknowledging the unique grief of the families present, he also called for change to prevent future mass shootings.
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Sep 19, 2013 — No fewer than five panels and review boards have been announced by the Executive to look at everything from physical security to the granting of security clearances.
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Sep 19, 2013 — In his first remarks to reporters since taking office this month, FBI Director Jim Comey addressed security concerns following the Navy Yard shootings that left 13 people dead. He also talked about sequestration and leaks on government surveillance programs.
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Sep 19, 2013 — Among the developments being reported Thursday is word that Capitol Hill Police are investigating whether one of their SWAT teams was told to "stand down" even though its members were near the scene.
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Sep 18, 2013 — In a statement she read to the news media at midday Wednesday, Cathleen Alexis says she does not know why her son killed 12 people on Monday at the Washington Navy Yard. Meanwhile, more is coming out about Aaron Alexis's actions in the days leading up to the attack.
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Sep 17, 2013 — Sandy Hook may have set a higher bar for gun-related tragedy, at least from a public policy standpoint.
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Sep 17, 2013 — Friends and family are shocked that he's said to have killed 12 people Monday at the Washington Navy Yard. Was Alexis a gentle man who studied Buddhism? Or a violent man prone to outbursts? The suspected killer's past points to both.
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