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Lost Sea Lion Pup Found In California Almond Orchard

Morning Edition - April 17, 2014 - 6:08am

The pup was discovered 100 miles from the ocean. It mostly likely swam up the San Joaquin River, hopped out and couldn't find its way back.

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Probe: Gains Of Integration Eroded, Especially In The South

Morning Edition - April 17, 2014 - 5:31am

In 1954, the Supreme Court outlawed segregation. David Greene talks to ProPublica's Nikole Hannah-Jones about her story in The Atlantic. She examines the failure of school desegregation.

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Pay It Forward Proposal Could Help Students Afford College

NPR Education - April 17, 2014 - 5:07am

A new idea is making the rounds in education circles. Under the plan, states would allow students to go to college for free then they would pay back a percentage of their salaries after they graduate.

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Does Business Innovation Depend On A CEO's Age?

Morning Edition - April 17, 2014 - 5:07am

Analysis of innovation at private companies in the U.S. and across the world finds an inverse relationship correlation between disruptive innovation and the age of managers at those companies.

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Pay It Forward Proposal Could Help Students Afford College

Morning Edition - April 17, 2014 - 5:07am

A new idea is making the rounds in education circles. Under the plan, states would allow students to go to college for free then they would pay back a percentage of their salaries after they graduate.

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Geneva Talks Aim To Ease Tensions In Ukraine Crisis

Morning Edition - April 17, 2014 - 5:07am

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Geneva to meet with his diplomatic counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union. They are trying to find a resolution to the crisis in Ukraine.

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Hundreds Still Missing After South Korean Ferry Capsizes

Morning Edition - April 17, 2014 - 5:07am

Strong currents and rain are hampering rescuers in the search for more than 200 passengers missing after a ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea.

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Farmer Disputes Georgia's Release Date For Vidalia Onions

Morning Edition - April 17, 2014 - 5:07am

Farmer Delbert Bland has begun shipping the first truckloads of his harvest to supermarkets. The state's agriculture commissioner says Vidalia onions aren't supposed to go out until next week.

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Under Pressure To Cut Costs, Wall Street Banks Downsize

Morning Edition - April 17, 2014 - 5:07am

Many banks report earnings this week. Bank of America turned in a loss after taking a big charge for legal expenses. Citigroup will lay off about 300 stock and bond traders in an effort to cut costs.

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The Origins Of The Domesticated Chili Pepper

Morning Edition - April 17, 2014 - 5:07am

The domesticated chili pepper is the most widely grown spice crop in the world. A team of researchers at the University of California Davis has discovered the origin of that pepper.

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Spring Breakers Who Want Snow And Thrills Ski Tuckerman's Ravine

Morning Edition - April 17, 2014 - 5:07am

On a clear weekend day, as many as 3,000 people will make the 3-mile trek up the side of New Hampshire's Mount Washington to the snowfields, defying steep terrain and the threat of avalanches.

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Beloved Dutch Priest Killed By Gunman In War-Torn Syrian City

Morning Edition - April 17, 2014 - 5:07am

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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Brazil Has A Lot Riding On Its World Cup Team's Outcome

Morning Edition - April 17, 2014 - 5:07am

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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Ukraine: 3 Killed After Black Sea Base Attack

NPR News - April 17, 2014 - 4:25am

A crowd of around 300 men armed with stun grenades and Molotov cocktails attacked the base, in the south-east part of the country late Wednesday, the interior ministry said in a statement.

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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Morning Edition - April 17, 2014 - 3:30am

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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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

NPR News - April 17, 2014 - 3:30am

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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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

NPR Health&Science - April 17, 2014 - 3:30am

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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Polio Hits Equatorial Guinea, Threatens Central Africa

Morning Edition - April 17, 2014 - 3:29am

It's the first polio cases in Equatorial Guinea since 1999. The virus spread from neighboring Cameroon. When polio is on the move in Central Africa, the toll can be tragic.

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Polio Hits Equatorial Guinea, Threatens Central Africa

NPR News - April 17, 2014 - 3:29am

The two cases are the first in the country since 1999. The virus spread from neighboring Cameroon. When polio is on the move in Central Africa, the toll can be tragic.

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Meet The Sisters Saving Spanish Horses From Slaughter

Morning Edition - April 17, 2014 - 3:28am

Once status symbols for newly minted millionaires, horses are now the voiceless victims in Spain's economic crash. Two sisters are adopting horses that might otherwise end up in the food supply.

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