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August 1, 2014 | NPR · House Republicans are delaying their August recess, sticking around Washington to try passing a bill meant to address the border crisis. Democrats and President Obama have already voiced their opposition to the bill on the table.
 
August 1, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the beleaguered border bill in the House and the shattered cease-fire in Gaza.
 
August 1, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Gaza took an ominous turn Friday, as a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire fell apart within 90 minutes and the Israeli military announced its belief that one of its soldiers was captured by Hamas militants.
 

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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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Always Bet On Black

Apr 19, 2013 — For this Ask Me One More final round, puzzle guru Art Chung shuffles the deck and deals out another card-themed game. Contestants attempt to "ace" a series of questions in which each correct answer contains one of the four playing card suits: hearts, spades, clubs, and diamonds.
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Apr 19, 2013 — Michael Ian Black told us he's a poker whiz, but we wanted to see if he's bluffing. So we pitted him against a worthy competitor, World Series of Poker champion Matt Matros, in a no-holds-barred trivia showdown that covers poker lingo, lore, and the world's weirdest bet.
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Apr 19, 2013 — Ever heard of uptalk? Like, you know, when Valley girls' voices go up at the end of every sentence? So that it always sounds like they're asking a question? With a little help from V.I.P. Michael Ian Black, host Ophira Eisenberg re-imagines famous advertising slogans as if they were delivered by a demographic that's "totally tubular."
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Apr 19, 2013 — If you're looking for a "Fiona Apple," check the record store, not the grocery store. This game is about notable songs and musical artists whose titles or names contain a type of fruit. House musician Jonathan Coulton puts an Ask Me Another spin on some well-known tunes, and you have to identify the fruit in question. This game is bananas.
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Apr 19, 2013 — Don't make puzzle guru Art Chung angry, or he might bust a cap. Only these "caps" are actually "capitonyms," words that have different definitions depending on whether they're capitalized or not. For example, Miss Marple would never miss an obvious clue.
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Apr 19, 2013 — Another edition of the classic game. Game leader Jonathan Coulton gives you a word, and you tell us whether it is a tech company, a car model, or a Star Wars location. Would you drive a Baidu on Yandex? Or a Veyron on Alderaan? The Force is strong with our contestants, a pair of identical twin sisters.
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Apr 19, 2013 — Was Francis Bacon a 16th-century pioneer of the scientific method, or a 20th-century painter known for his raw graphic imagery? The answer is: both! In this game, Ophira Eisenberg quizzes contestants about famous people who share the same first and last name. Extra credit if you can link the two celebrities in six degrees or less.
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Apr 19, 2013 — Host Ophira Eisenberg interviews the actor, comedian and long-suffering father of two. Michael offers up some sound parenting advice and reveals the once-in-a-lifetime role he dropped out of NYU to pursue: a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
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