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Video Game Based On Ancient Story Aims For Audiences In Iran, Beyond

Two entrepreneurs with Iranian roots hope to make an international splash with a new online multiplayer game that is an update of a 1,000-year-old Iranian poem.

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Consumer Agency Launches Tool To Help You Find A Cheaper Mortgage

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Video Game Based On Ancient Story Aims For Audiences In Iran, Beyond

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George Murray, who served in Vietnam, was able to access his medical benefits from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs relatively easily while living in Boston. But veterans living in other parts of Massachusetts, like Cape Cod, have more difficulty. Across the U.S., VA data show the unevenness in its benefit spending. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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VA Data Show Disparities In Veteran Benefits Spending

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Good News For Bats! Things Are Looking Up For Stemming Disease Spread

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'Kings When It's Good': Oklahoma Braces For Possible Crude Crash

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