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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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Apr 17, 2014 — Postmates is among a group of app-powered services popping up around the U.S., with a simple promise: deliver food or merchandise in as little as an hour. But can they succeed where Kozmo.com didn't?
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Apr 15, 2014 — A tablet computer assembled in Port-au-Prince makes the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation the latest player on the high-tech stage. Economists hope such jobs help grow Haiti's middle class.
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Apr 12, 2014 — The cybersecurity threat that individuals are largely powerless to fix, Heartbleed, dominated this week's headlines. And is Silicon Valley overvaluing the future?
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Apr 8, 2014 — Microsoft support for Windows XP stops Tuesday. If you're still using the 12-year-old operating system — an estimated quarter of PC users still run XP — here are some tips to get through an upgrade.
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Apr 7, 2014 — Over the past few months, the country's biggest technology firms have spent billions buying startups like WhatsApp and Nest. That has analysts wondering if another tech bubble is about to burst.
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Apr 6, 2014 — The perk-laden, money-drenched world of Silicon Valley gets a send-up from Mike Judge and HBO starting Sunday night. The cast weighs in on the "real" Silicon Valley.
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Apr 5, 2014 — How Amazon's moving into your living room, why the Nest smoke detector got recalled and the big debate that erupted over Mozilla's CEO — all in this week's tech headlines.
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Apr 4, 2014 — The new CEO of Mozilla was forced to step down amid controversy over his anti-gay-marriage donation in 2008. How much should the public judge chief executives for their private views?
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Apr 3, 2014 — Brendan Eich is a co-founder of Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser. But his personal donation to an anti-gay-marriage campaign means he's no longer CEO.
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Mar 31, 2014 — When Mozilla, best known for the Firefox browser, hired Brendan Eich as its CEO, it ignited a firestorm over free speech and equal rights. Now, the dating site OkCupid is getting involved.
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