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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 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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March Madness

Apr 9, 2014 — Both the men's and women's teams are Division I basketball champions this year. Only once before has a school done that in the same year: UConn, in 2004.
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Mar 29, 2014 — Kentucky came back to beat defending champ Louisville, and Michigan State upset Virginia Friday night, as the NCAA men's basketball championship finalized its Elite Eight lineup.
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Mar 24, 2014 — Brackets have been busted across the nation. Kansas, Duke and Syracuse are among the top teams that bounced out. Now who do you think will win the Division I men's college basketball championship?
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Mar 23, 2014 — The Kansas Jayhawks became the second No. 2 seed to be bumped out of the tournament early. Stanford beat them 60 to 57.
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Mar 22, 2014 — In a nail-biting final minute of Saturday's game, 11th-seeded Dayton put away third-seeded Syracuse 55-53.
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Mar 22, 2014 — None of the estimated 8.7 million entries in Quicken Loans' "Billion $ Bracket Challenge" have survived the first wave of games in the men's college basketball tournament.
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Mar 21, 2014 — The Blue Devils lost to Mercer University. Harvard, North Dakota State and Dayton are other underdogs who have pulled off surprises. Who's going to be upset next as basketball's March Madness sets in?
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Mar 18, 2014 — It's time for basketball fans to fill in their brackets and predict which team will win every game in the NCAA tournament. What's the best way? Research? Flip a coin? Find a mascot you like?
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Mar 16, 2014 — Florida's 26-game winning streak vaulted it to the top as the No. 1 seed in the South and the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Men's basketball tournament.
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Jan 22, 2014 — Quicken Loans and Buffett have teamed up to offer $1 billion to anyone who correctly picks the winners of all 63 games in this year's NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament. But the odds of winning are sky-high.
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