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August 28, 2014 | NPR · For the first time, researchers have tracked the spread of Ebola, almost in real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its DNA. But it's still unclear what these mutations mean.
 
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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.
 
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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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Aug 25, 2014 — Twitch broadcasts gamers to huge audiences around the world, and it boasts big potential when it comes to advertising dollars. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos calls watching gameplay "a global phenomenon."
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Jun 15, 2014 — "The idea that there's not diversity in gameplay is just not true," says Archer star and gamer Aisha Tyler. "Does it need to be better? Absolutely."
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May 18, 2014 — E-sports tournaments and competitive online gaming events are more popular than ever. One event's prize pool hit $5 million last week, but what does it take to win?
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May 9, 2014 — A new high-tech game is a little like musical-chairs-meets-tag. Johann Sebastian Joust is a video game — but without the video. A technology expert sees it as a return to traditional types of play.
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Apr 27, 2014 — Sexual harassment in the gaming community ranges from online taunts to phone calls and rape threats. Fighting misogyny is everyone's responsibility, says one gamer, but not everybody sees the problem.
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Mar 28, 2014 — Children playing on phones or using computers eat less junk food than those watching TV, a study finds. Maybe it's the commercials. Or maybe it's just hard to pick up a chip while tapping away.
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Mar 2, 2014 — Banished is a new indie city-builder game, but instead of raising taxes and managing the affairs of a metropolis, the focus is on survival in the harsh times of a medieval era with limited resources.
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Feb 18, 2014 — This quirky adventure comedy game has more pop culture references than VH1. Nearly every object and character you encounter is an opportunity for a laugh. But you get to deliver the punch line.
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Feb 11, 2014 — In the game Octodad: Dadliest Catch, you control an octopus posing as a husband and father who doesn't want the people in his life to realize he's a cephalopod. What could go wrong?
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Feb 8, 2014 — Flappy Bird has been downloaded more than 50 million times since its release last year. The creator of the wildly successful but criticized mobile game says he just "cannot take this anymore."
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