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August 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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The Puzzle Master Takes On The Puzzle Grasshopper

Jul 20, 2012 — In this final round, Art Chung provides the subtitle of a movie sequel, and contestants must name the franchise. We recommend adding all of these films to your Netflix queue, especially Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.
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Jul 20, 2012 — No, not that bird. Jonathan Coulton reads contestants clues about famous folks who share their names with our fine feathered friends.
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Jul 20, 2012 — Everyone's favorite underwriting game is back, only this time host Ophira Eisenberg throws great works of art, literature, and music into a blender of product placement.
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Jul 20, 2012 — Have you ever heard of a "Milli Vanilli Chilly Willy"? It's when the cartoon penguin dresses up like a pair of disgraced lip-synchers. It also demonstrates that this game, led by puzzle guy Greg Pliska, is all about rhyming phrases.
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Jul 20, 2012 — This game pays tribute to our favorite accordion-playing, pop culture-loving, food-punning parodist, "Weird Al" Yankovic. Jonathan Coulton makes contestants sing Weird Al's songs such as "Addicted to Spuds" and "Eat It."
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Jul 19, 2012 — You could also call this game "Geographic Anagrams." A puzzle guru—Ask Me Another's own John Chaneski—faces off against Shortz, a true puzzle master, in a trivia match that'll twist your brain into knots.
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