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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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Sochi Olympics

Feb 24, 2014 — The giant venues will need to be used somehow if Russia's $51 billion investment — the most in Olympics history — is to pay off. If previous games any are guide, the prospects aren't great.
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Feb 23, 2014 — After 17 days of the world's highest-level competition in winter sports, Sochi puts on one last extravaganza to mark the end of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
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Feb 23, 2014 — Russia racks up 33 medals, with 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze. Team USA will finish with 28 medals, 9 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze.
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Feb 22, 2014 — We've been sifting through the questions people ask about the Sochi Games on the knowledge-sharing site Quora. Here are some of our favorites.
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Feb 22, 2014 — U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun praised U.S. athletes for their performance at Sochi and said the problem with speedskating wasn't the Under Armour suits.
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Feb 21, 2014 — Former Olympic medalist Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle was "excluded from the team" and left Sochi, German officials say. Italian officials say the same about William Frullani.
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Feb 21, 2014 — The American Speedskating team that came to Russia with high expectations has won its first Olympic medal in Sochi, two days before the Winter Games will come to an end.
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Feb 21, 2014 — Despite a feverish finish that included an empty American net, the U.S. men weren't able to even the score and force overtime. Canada scored midway through, and held on to win a tense game.
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Feb 21, 2014 — When a 17-year-old Russian skater beat defending gold medalist Yuna Kim of South Korea, many in the skating world were shocked. An online petition is calling for an investigation into the judging.
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Feb 21, 2014 — The 18-year-old from Vermont is the youngest person to ever finish first in an Olympics slalom competition. Austrian women finished second and third.
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