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Modern Video Games Go Beyond 'Jumping On Blocks'

Sat, 2014-06-28 13:20

The creative director for BioShock Infinite, one of 2013's biggest video games, says as technology improves, so does the ability for games to tell complex stories with rich narrative structures.

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Baghdad Sits In Limbo As Government Forces Push Back On ISIS

Sat, 2014-06-28 12:59

Middle East correspondent Alice Fordham has the latest from Iraq, where she says Sunni militants are unlikely to conquer Baghdad outright. She speaks to NPR's Arun Rath from the Iraqi capital.

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Harley Hopes An Electric Hog Will Appeal To Young, Urban Riders

Sat, 2014-06-28 12:59

Harley-Davidson has rolled out a prototype of its first battery-powered motorcycle. It's sporty and speedy, but quieter than your average Harley — and you'll need to charge it about every 50 miles.

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No Reason To Quit: Driver John Force Still Racing Full Throttle

Sat, 2014-06-28 12:59

Force has been drag racing professionally since 1974. The 65-year-old has gone from blowing up his 10,000-horsepower engines to winning championships, and he has all the scars to prove it.

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Facebook Scientists Alter Newsfeeds, Find Emotions Are Affected By It

Sat, 2014-06-28 12:41

A newsfeed filled with negative comments led to users expressing more negativity. The opposite was also true, proving "emotional contagion" can happen even online.

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On Penalties, Brazil Pulls Off A Hard-Fought Win Against Chile

Sat, 2014-06-28 11:01

After a tight and grueling 1-1 tie through extra time, Brazil managed to stay in the tournament winning a penalty shootout against Chile.

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Dallas County Agrees To Take In About 1,000 Immigrant Children

Sat, 2014-06-28 09:53

Federal authorities have been looking around the country for places willing to house the thousands of children flooding the Southern border.

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Western Fighters Answer Mideast Extremists' Clarion Call

Sat, 2014-06-28 08:42

The road to violent jihad has never been so smooth. Westerners hoping to join the fight in Syria, and now Iraq, can take a flight to Turkey and meet hundreds of rebel groups eager to train them.

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As Yosemite Park Turns 150, Charms And Challenges Endure

Sat, 2014-06-28 07:59

In 1864, Abraham Lincoln set aside the nation's first federally-protected wilderness areas. Visitors have enjoyed Yosemite's wonders ever since — sometimes to the point of endangering them.

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Following High Court Decision, Aereo Suspends Operations

Sat, 2014-06-28 07:21

The Supreme Court ruled that the company, which allows users to watch local TV stations from anywhere through the Internet, was publicly performing the work of TV networks.

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Suspect In Benghazi Attacks Now On U.S. Soil, Pleads Not Guilty

Sat, 2014-06-28 06:05

Khattala made a brief appearance at a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C. He is facing charges in connection to the attacks that left four Americans dead.

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Report Blames 'Corrosive Culture' For Problems In VA System

Sat, 2014-06-28 05:11

President Obama received the report on Veterans Affairs Saturday. It said the "corrosive culture" led to personnel problems that affected the timeliness of health care.

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Golden Gate Bridge Board Approves Funding For Suicide Barrier

Sat, 2014-06-28 04:17

Since the iconic bridge opened in 1937, some 1,600 people have jumped to their deaths. A record 46 committed suicide off the bridge last year.

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Tackling Sexual Assault On Campus With Comedy

Sat, 2014-06-28 04:03

"The fault in our schools," Comedy Central's Jon Stewart suggests, is that rape culture still exists on many American college campuses.

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Kerry Urges Mideast Leaders To Contain ISIS

Sat, 2014-06-28 03:49

The U.S. can't do much in Iraq without support from the Saudis, Emiratis and other regional players, as international correspondent Jackie Northam tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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Golden Gate Bridge To Get Suicide Net

Sat, 2014-06-28 03:49

San Francisco officials approved $76 million to install suicide prevention nets around the Golden Gate Bridge. NPR's Scott Simon notes that last year a record 46 people jumped to their deaths.

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Region's Leaders Promise To Protect Iraq's Holy Sites

Sat, 2014-06-28 03:49

Last week, Iran's president vowed to protect Shiite holy sites in Iraq, but will that be possible in the midst of a civil war? NPR's Scott Simon talks to Karim Hendili, an Arab specialist for UNESCO.

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Sarajevo Celebrates WWI Centennial With Joy And The Macabre

Sat, 2014-06-28 03:49

Saturday marks 100 years since the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Ari Shapiro about how Sarajevans are commemorating the event.

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In Argentina, Pope Francis' Legacy Is Complex

Sat, 2014-06-28 03:49

The pope was a young priest during his nation's "Dirty War." Journalist Alma Guillermoprieto talks with NPR's Scott Simon about Francis' controversial history and her article "Francis's Holy War."

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Oklahoma, Arizona Inmates Sue To Stop Executions

Sat, 2014-06-28 02:05

The suits take aim at the kind of multi-drug execution procedures that resulted in botched executions in Oklahoma and Ohio, calling them a form of human experimentation.

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