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July 23, 2014 | NPR · A number of major airlines have suspended service to and from Tel Aviv as the fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza intensifies. That's leaving passengers to find other arrangements.
 
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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Vice President Joe Biden has been traveling the country to learn about the best ways to train workers. He announced the results Tuesday as the president signed a workforce training bill into law.
 
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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Congress is supposed to hold U.S. spy agencies accountable. But as Edward Snowden's disclosures revealed, intelligence officials have not always provided a full or accurate picture.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Two weeks into the conflict in the Gaza Strip, more than 600 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 29 Israelis have been killed. Two recent Israeli strikes, on a school and a hospital, reflect the scope of Israel's offensive.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Secretary of State John Kerry has finished his first full day in Cairo, where he's trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Mindless Arcade Friday

Jun 22, 2012 — Get through the Friday doldrums with this diversion into the exciting world of the essay-correcting graduate student.
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Apr 20, 2012 — Sometimes, you can't help who you love, even if they try to eat your brains.
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Oct 21, 2011 — For this week's Mindless Arcade Friday, a game about fonts. And cheese.
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Sep 23, 2011 — For this week's Mindless Arcade Friday, we play a game with sparkles and diamonds and sparkles!
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Jun 3, 2011 — For this week's Mindless Arcade Friday, Peter plays "George Plimpton's Video Falconry."
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May 27, 2011 — The thing about playing an online game about making tacos is it reminds you of real tacos, so make sure and have one handy!
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Apr 8, 2011 — Suspend what you know to be true about the distant past and help a hapless little dinosaur flee extinction.
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Apr 1, 2011 — Zombies are like people. They will do anything for a delicious snack. Even fall off a cliff.
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Mar 4, 2011 — For this week's Mindless Arcade Friday: not so much a game as a series of decisions posed by a crazy person with some programming skills and access to a computer.
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Feb 25, 2011 — Ever wondered if you'd be a good at teaching kindergarten, or juggling juggling balls? Test your multitasking skills here.
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