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August 22, 2014 | NPR · The standoff between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine has raised the specter of a new Cold War. David Greene talks to Julie Ioffe, of the New Republic, about what Russia's next move may be in Ukraine.
 
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August 22, 2014 | NPR · Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the "dread factor."
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Census Bureau data show a wider gap between rich and poor. Kelly McEvers explores this with economist Enrico Moretti of the University of California-Berkeley, author of The New Geography of Jobs.
 

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August 22, 2014 | NPR · It's been another rough August for President Obama. He's wrapping up a summer vacation marred by events in Ferguson, Mo., and the murder of an American journalist in the Middle East.
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Reihan Salam of The National Review, discuss the killing of American journalist James Foley and the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo.
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
 

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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 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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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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Feb 8, 2014 — The new game Broken Age is an intentional throwback to the old-school adventure genre. But the story of how the game was made is just as interesting as the one it tells.
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Jan 22, 2014 — Nidhogg is a frenetic, two-player sword-dueling game that harkens back to the old days of competitive arcade games when players jockeyed for position in both the physical world and a virtual one.
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Jan 14, 2014 — The game Continue?9876543210 explores what happens in the final moments in a video game character's life and their ultimate deletion from the system that spawned them.
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Jan 7, 2014 — Desktop Dungeons is like Minesweeper in bed with chess and wrapped in a warm blanket of Dungeons and Dragons. In just 15 minutes, you can explore a dungeon, fight monsters and find wonderful treasures.
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Dec 31, 2013 — The independent gaming market has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past several years, and 2013 was no different. As the year draws to a close, we look back at some interesting titles that might have passed you by.
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Dec 26, 2013 — In the video game Gone Home, you are alone in an empty house trying to piece together the whereabouts of your family. The story that unfolds along the way is at times touching, humorous and emotionally honest.
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