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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 · President Obama has visited Prince George's County, Md., four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African American majority, and 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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Graphing America

Apr 10, 2013 — A brief history of America, as seen through energy sources — from wood to nuclear power, and beyond.
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Feb 12, 2013 — Women are paid less than men, even when they're doing the same jobs. Here's where the wage gap is smallest — and largest.
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Feb 4, 2013 — Where do our health care dollars go? Where does the money come from? And how has the picture changed over time?
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Jan 23, 2013 — See which jobs top the list — and which are less deadly than you might have thought.
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Nov 26, 2012 — See how much Americans owe, what they're borrowing money to pay for, and how much of each paycheck goes to pay off debt.
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Oct 23, 2012 — There's a huge variation in earnings across the lifespan. Here's how it breaks down, in two big graphics.
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Sep 17, 2012 — Sleeping, cleaning, hanging out. How the average working American spends a day off, down to the second.
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Aug 29, 2012 — Working, sleeping, cooking, watching TV. Here's what the average American does on a typical day, down to the second.
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Aug 21, 2012 — Immigrants make up roughly the same share of the U.S. population as they did a century ago. But where they are coming from has changed dramatically.
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Aug 1, 2012 — The poor spend more of their money on essentials like groceries and utilities. The rich spend more on education.
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