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July 31, 2014 | NPR · Tens of thousands of displaced Gazans face skyrocketing prices for limited water supplies, and severely disrupted electricity service. As well, long lines are developing for staples like bread.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Christian Science Monitor reporter Christa Case Bryant tells Renee Montagne why the Israeli army is finding Hamas a more formidable foe now than during the 2009 war.
 
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July 31, 2014 | NPR · The day began with Israel's military calling up 16,000 more reservists, stoking fears of a widening offensive in Gaza; it ended with a 72-hour cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Nearly a month into the war in Gaza, pollsters have been taking a look at how attitudes in the region have changed among Israelis and Palestinians.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · A surge of new cases in West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak has health officials worried that the epidemic is getting worse. Sierra Leone, for one, has declared a state of emergency, sending in troops to quarantine some of the hardest hit communities.
 

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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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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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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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