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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.
 
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.
 
April 17, 2014 | NPR · Last week marked another low-point in the Syrian civil war. A unidentified gunman assassinated a Dutch priest in the city of Homs. Father Frans van der Lugt had lived in Syria for nearly five decades.
 

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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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Holidays

Dec 31, 2013 — Glenn McDonald looks at some current box sets that might scratch an itch, particularly if you've got some gift cash burning a hole in your pocket.
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Dec 16, 2013 — We want to know what holiday movies — whether traditional or perhaps a little more action-driven — are your favorites. Do you like your films with extra sap, or a little excitement?
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Dec 12, 2013 — Mr. Grinch presents a defamation claim to the firm of Who Who & Who. The firm attempts to evaluate the positive and negative aspects of his case.
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Dec 10, 2013 — Hey there, befuddled aunts, uncles and family friends. Not sure what to buy for kids who already have everything? NPR's Book Concierge is here to help you find gifts for all those nieces, nephews and offspring of other people.
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Jan 21, 2013 — In the late 1950s, the civil rights leader wrote an advice column for Ebony magazine on issues of race, love and marriage.
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Dec 21, 2012 — Are you still hunting for that perfect last-minute gift? We've got 10 suggestions for everyone on your list, from the baseball fan to the person who quite rightly points out they don't make 'em like The Carol Burnett Show anymore.
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Dec 5, 2012 — Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, and Mariah Carey perform a stripped-down holiday standard.
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Nov 30, 2012 — A discussion of highbrow holiday movies collides with admissions of gorging on cornball Christmas fare where Santa brings people love and magic happens.
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Nov 29, 2012 — Never give a box full of dog — that's our advice. Well, that and a few more things that aren't consistent with how they give gifts on TV.
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Feb 14, 2012 — You may think you know your favorite love songs, but inside them is darkness.
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