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August 27, 2014 | NPR · The report said it couldn't be proven that anyone had died because of wait times at the medical center in Phoenix. On Tuesday, President Obama pledged to do better by vets and announced initiatives.
 
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August 27, 2014 | SCPR · The Los Angeles Unified School District has shut down a half-a-billion-dollar deal with Apple and Pearson to provide classroom technology. Here's what happened.
 
August 27, 2014 | NPR · Schools in Napa Valley are to reopen Wednesday after the area's worst earthquake in decades. Hundreds of buildings and homes were damaged and a lot of rebuilding work remains to be done.
 

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August 26, 2014 | NPR · Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has arrived in West Africa to assess the Ebola outbreak. The situation in Liberia, he says, is "absolutely unprecedented."
 
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August 26, 2014 | NPR · An inquiry in the U.K. has found that more than 1,400 children have been sexually abused by an organized ring of men in the northern English town of Rotherham.
 
August 26, 2014 | NPR · Robert Siegel speaks with Stephen R. Kelly, a visiting professor at Duke University, about how North and South Carolina hope to resolve questions about the border between them. The original border, which was mandated by the British during the colonial era, was never surveyed properly. That's caused headaches ever since the 18th century.
 

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

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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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Ask Me Another VIPs: Very Important Puzzlers

Aug 14, 2014 — The comedian is known for his biting and bloodthirsty humor. Naturally, he's also a big fan of sharks. In this quiz, the funny guy sinks his teeth into some underwater trivia.
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Jul 31, 2014 — The milliner famous for designing Aretha Franklin's 2009 Inauguration chapeau plays a game about real people and fictional characters with iconic headgear.
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Jul 31, 2014 — A sportswriter and a former Michigan Wolverines football player imagine the college days of a nursery rhyme farmer in this quiz about animal mascots and the noises they make.
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Jul 24, 2014 — Serkis serves as accidental ambassador for his country in this game, as he must get a contestant to guess the American English equivalents of British slang, like "collywobbles." (Plus: Star Wars!)
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Jul 24, 2014 — The versatile actor is known for disappearing into his roles, like Caesar in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Gollum in The Lord of the Rings. In this game, we get to know Serkis, the human being.
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Jul 10, 2014 — The Edge of Tomorrow director shares his rule-breaking ways, from treating his summer blockbuster films like film school projects to "killing" Tom Cruise on the big screen.
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Jun 26, 2014 — The hosts of WNYC's Radiolab describe first impressions, the show's bumbling beginnings and their mutual passion for shoes. Will these brainiacs get their wires crossed in a game about each other?
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Jun 26, 2014 — Musical guests They Might Be Giants treated us to a wicked game of their own invention. Be careful: Don't let John Flansburgh and John Linnell's seemingly easy trivia questions leave you in the dust.
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Jun 26, 2014 — They Might Be Giants join Jonathan Coulton to quiz contestants on classic TV tunes that have been rewritten to be about modern-day dramas.
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Jun 12, 2014The New Yorker TV critic favors Buffy the Vampire Slayer and other shows that aren't afraid to be "off-putting." Plus: What should you be watching right now?
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