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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 · 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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Aug 16, 2007 — Preserving one's correspondence can be a cost issue, both for companies and for individuals. So what leads you to hang on to that mass of old messages, and is it worth it?
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Aug 16, 2007 — Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty has ordered the deletion of all e-mails not saved by city government workers in January of 2008. The more e-mail government employees send, the more there is to store, costing taxpayers money. But costs must be balanced against the need to preserve history.
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May 10, 2007 — When vintage vinyl collector Dori Hadar discovered dozens of fake recordings by soul superstar "Mingering Mike," he decided to track down the mysterious artist.
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May 9, 2007 — Soul music fan Dori Hadar is addicted to soul music on old vinyl records. That obsession led him to the work of Mingering Mike, a soul superstar of the 1960s and 70s who released over 50 records in just 10 years.
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May 7, 2007 — Many U.S. soldiers in Iraq are publishing "milblogs" about daily life in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, Defense Department officials say those blogs could aid the enemy. They've come out with a new directive that might restrict what military bloggers can put on the Internet.
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Apr 26, 2007 — Eric Volz, a 27-year-old American, is serving a 30-year sentence for the murder of his Nicaraguan ex-girlfriend. Volz insists he is innocent, and now his family is publicizing his case on the Web to get him freed.
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Apr 19, 2007 — A multimedia package sent to NBC by the Virginia Tech shooter, Seung-hui Cho, contained pictures of the shooter with various weapons, videos of him rambling, and a long written diatribe. The package is being described as unprecedented and a possible template for future killers.
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Mar 22, 2007 — Exactly one month ago, 22-year-old law student Kareem Amer was sentenced to four years in prison for what he wrote on his personal Web site. His case has shed a spotlight on the country's laws concerning online speech.
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Mar 15, 2007 — Google will introduce new privacy measures including purging online searches. This will make it difficult to connect those searches with the people who made them.
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Mar 5, 2007 — Thousands of Americans fall victim to e-mail scams each year, according to the U.S. State Department. But an online community of people called scambaiters found creative — and hilarious — ways to get revenge.
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