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Sports
6:47 am
Sat August 30, 2014

U.S. Open, Football's New Rules: The Week In Sports

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Medical Treatments
6:47 am
Sat August 30, 2014

NIH Hopes Ebola Vaccine Will Help Protect Aid Workers

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Sports
6:47 am
Sat August 30, 2014

Bringing Ice Hockey To A Land With No Ice

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All Tech Considered
11:21 am
Sat August 23, 2014

Native Stories From Alaska Give Gamers Something To Play With

The game Never Alone tells the story of a young Inupiaq girl, Nuna, and her companion, an Arctic fox, as they go on a quest to save her village.
Upper One Games

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 2:42 pm

Until recently, no video games on the market have told the story of an indigenous people from their perspective. A group of Alaskan natives have partnered with a game developer to change that.

Their game is called Never Alone, and its creators hope it will set a new standard in video game development.

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Iraq
10:50 am
Sat August 23, 2014

Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter on the front line in Bashiqa, a village near Mosul.
Ahmad al-Rubaye AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat August 23, 2014 11:53 am

Iraq's ethnic Kurds are longtime U.S. allies and have put up the toughest resistance to the Sunni extremists in the so-called Islamic State that has captured swaths or Iraq's north and west.

They're getting help from U.S. air strikes, but also need heavier weapons of their own to match the firepower of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Weapons have been promised by the U.S. and other countries, but getting them through the central government in Baghdad has hampered the mission, according to Kurdish commanders.

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Law
10:43 am
Sat August 23, 2014

Even Police Body Cameras Can Lose Sight Of The Truth

Many residents of Ferguson, Mo., would like to see the police wear video cameras, like this one worn by a Los Angeles police officer.
Damian Dovarganes AP

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 12:12 pm

Ferguson, Mo., found a degree of civic calm this week after days and nights of angry clashes between protestors and the police.

Now the city is working to restore trust with residents after a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9. City leaders and residents say one way to do that might be to equip police with personal video cameras.

"All the cops have to have body cameras and dashboard cameras," says resident Alonzo Bond, "so everybody can be accountable."

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All Tech Considered
9:56 am
Sat August 23, 2014

Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager

Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama's 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service?
Charles Dharapak AP

Originally published on Sat August 23, 2014 10:48 am

President Obama's former campaign manager has gone to work for Uber. The ride-sharing start-up based in San Francisco has hired David Plouffe in hope that the political strategist who helped elect a president can steer the company through a thicket of local regulatory disputes.

This new power couple raises some questions:

Why does Uber need one of the best political strategists in the country?

First off, they can afford him. The company is valued at $18 billion. NPR tried to find out what Plouffe is getting paid, but Uber won't say.

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Race
6:34 am
Sat August 23, 2014

Nashville To African-Americans: Join Your Police Department!

Originally published on Sat August 23, 2014 10:48 am

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Sports
6:34 am
Sat August 23, 2014

Little League And College Football: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat August 23, 2014 10:48 am

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Race
6:34 am
Sat August 23, 2014

Educators Say Students Need To Talk About Ferguson

Originally published on Sat August 23, 2014 10:48 am

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