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August 22, 2014 | NPR · The standoff between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine has raised the specter of a new Cold War. David Greene talks to Julie Ioffe, of the New Republic, about what Russia's next move may be in Ukraine.
 
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August 22, 2014 | NPR · Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the "dread factor."
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Census Bureau data show a wider gap between rich and poor. Kelly McEvers explores this with economist Enrico Moretti of the University of California-Berkeley, author of The New Geography of Jobs.
 

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August 22, 2014 | NPR · It's been another rough August for President Obama. He's wrapping up a summer vacation marred by events in Ferguson, Mo., and the murder of an American journalist in the Middle East.
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Reihan Salam of The National Review, discuss the killing of American journalist James Foley and the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo.
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
 

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August 23, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 1,500 people have died in West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Meanwhile, more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton.
 

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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Aug 14, 2014 — Many people know the late actor and comedian for his film and TV work, but to the gaming community he was a staunch advocate and a fan.
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Jun 20, 2014 — The World Cup is on, a festival of amazing teamwork and theatric tribalism. Billions of humans love soccer. Are games a mark of intelligence, something we should expect to find across the cosmos?
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May 21, 2014 — Who doesn't like a contest, especially if it lets you prove that you're smarter than your peers? When doctors played a game that tests their knowledge, patients' blood pressure control improved.
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Jan 22, 2014 — Nidhogg is a frenetic, two-player sword-dueling game that harkens back to the old days of competitive arcade games when players jockeyed for position in both the physical world and a virtual one.
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Jan 14, 2014 — The game Continue?9876543210 explores what happens in the final moments in a video game character's life and their ultimate deletion from the system that spawned them.
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Jan 7, 2014 — Desktop Dungeons is like Minesweeper in bed with chess and wrapped in a warm blanket of Dungeons and Dragons. In just 15 minutes, you can explore a dungeon, fight monsters and find wonderful treasures.
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Dec 31, 2013 — The independent gaming market has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past several years, and 2013 was no different. As the year draws to a close, we look back at some interesting titles that might have passed you by.
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Dec 17, 2013 — In Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, siblings journey to find a cure for their ailing father. Their adventure begins in their tiny village, but they soon find themselves traversing a vast, beautifully rendered world flecked with the dark notes of Grimm and filled with fairy-tale-like characters.
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Jul 19, 2011 — Walking away from a game show with some money in hand is a lot better than some of the alternatives. If you take a look at some of the more embarrassing moments on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, you'll see.
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Apr 12, 2011 — NPR's new Facebook app
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