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The Unlikely Stars Of Americans' Favorite Video Games

More than a third of Americans play video games three or more hours a week. Part of the appeal is the richly developed characters in the games.

State Sens. Warren Limmer (left) and Bill Ingebrigtsen talk in the Senate chamber. Limmer said he has been scolded for looking at his colleagues during debate before, and had "to beg forgiveness to the Senate president." David J. Oakes/Minnesota State Senate hide caption

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What Eye Contact — And Dogs — Can Teach Us About Civility In Politics

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Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois Sufjan Stevens
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Hassan Farid, 23, was a medical resident at a big hospital in Yemen and is the son of a judge. It can be difficult and expensive to flee Yemen, and educated professionals are among the refugees who have reached the nearby African nation of Djibouti. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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In Hard-To-Flee Yemen, Those Escaping Are Not Typical Refugees

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Worth a little pain? Back in 1990, a school boy got a measles shot in the U.K., and it turns out, he got more than protection against the measles. Photofusion/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine

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Sugarcube Yo La Tengo

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Cancer Spawns A Construction Boom In Cleveland

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Landmark Conservation Deal Offers A First Glimpse Of New Wilderness

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The Unlikely Stars Of Americans' Favorite Video Games

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A woman shops at the Whole Foods Market in Woodmere Village, Ohio, on March 27, 2014. The grocery chain has become known for its high-priced food and says its new chain will offer "value prices." Tony Dejak/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Whole Foods Tries To Shake 'Whole Paycheck' Rep With Cheaper Spinoff

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"Exploratory" Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks April 17 at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, N.H. His super PAC — Right to Rise — is aiming to raise $100 million dollars by June 1. Brian Snyder/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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17 Months Before Election Day, One Campaign Aims For $100 Million

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Daniel Gomez (from left), Lister Sena and Ricardo Alvarez were laid off after working for years with Philip Morris in Uruguay. They are now inspectors enforcing the country's tough anti-smoking laws. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro/NPR hide caption

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Once Philip Morris Workers, Now They Clamp Down On Uruguay's Smokers

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Wicked Games [Radio Edit] [Edit] Parra For Cuva
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