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With Minecraft, Microsoft Buys A Doorway To Millions Of Players

Monday, September 15, 2014

The video game world saw a massive acquisition Monday when Microsoft confirmed it was buying Mojang, the company behind the immense world-building game Minecraft, for $2.5 billion.

Now let's be clear: While the ink on the deal might say Microsoft bought Mojang, they really just bought the game franchise Minecraft. ...

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Acclaimed British Actor Richard Attenborough Dies At 90

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The British actor and film director Richard Attenborough died Sunday, his son told BBC News. He was 90.

Lord Attenborough forged a lengthy acting career in such films as Brighton Rock and The Great Escape. As a director, Attenborough was known for A Bridge Too Far and Gandhi, for which ...

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Obama Orders Review Of Transfers Of Military Surplus To Local Police

Saturday, August 23, 2014

President Obama has ordered a review of federal programs that supply local law enforcement agencies with military weapons and equipment after concerns over how the police handled unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown.

A senior Obama administration official says the president "whether ...

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Report: Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Shot At Least 6 Times

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A preliminary private autopsy performed by Dr. Michael Baden shows that Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, reports the New York Times.

The Times has more:

One ...

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Vigils In Ferguson And Nationwide Stay Calm, But Message Remains

Thursday, August 14, 2014

After four nights of tense clashes with police and several high-profile arrests, protests appeared to calm in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday night.

Earlier it was announced that the Missouri Highway Patrol would take over policing of the St. Louis suburb, where protesters have clashed with local authorities since a ...

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Robin Williams, An Avid Gamer, To Be Remembered In World Of Warcraft

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Robin Williams, the late comedic actor who died earlier this week, was well-known for his offbeat characters and devotion to acting on stage, screen and TV. But to the video game community, he was also known as an obsessive fan and shameless advocate of video games.

Among the ...

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Congress Approves $16.3 Billion VA Health Care Bill

Thursday, July 31, 2014

With a 91-3 vote in the Senate Thursday, Congress has passed a massive $16.3 billion bill to address problems with health care for veterans and other problems with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The bill now moves forward to the White House for President Obama's signature. The House voted overwhelmingly ...

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Gaza Conflict: What To Know For Friday

Friday, July 25, 2014

Updated at 5:35 p.m. ET.

As the conflict between Israel and Gaza approaches the three-week mark, the fighting seems to have only intensified. At least 119 Palestinians were killed Thursday, making it the bloodiest day of the war.

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo and has handed ...

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Some Airlines Say They Are Avoiding Ukrainian Airspace

Thursday, July 17, 2014

We are following the news of a Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in eastern Ukraine with 298 passengers and crew onboard, and some airlines are now operating over the area with added caution.

U.S. officials told NPR that they believe the plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile, ...

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Germany Wins World Cup Over Argentina With Late-Game Goal

Sunday, July 13, 2014

In a tense match that saw a lot of action but no score for more than 90 minutes of play, Germany was finally victorious over Argentina to take home the 2014 World Cup title on Sunday with a 1-0 win.

In a game that at times seemed more like a ...

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Netherlands Dominates Brazil To Win Third Place In World Cup

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Coming off of a devastating loss to Germany, World Cup host Brazil's chances at redemption were dashed by the Netherlands on Saturday. The 3-0 victory secured a third-place finish for Oranje in the 2014 World Cup.

A penalty kick at just 3 minutes in from Robin Van Persie, granted ...

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Yearning To Be A 'True Sport,' E-Sports Group Changes Gender Rules

Sunday, July 06, 2014

The world of e-sports was rattled this past week when an organization vying to become its governing body drew anger for organizing gender-divided tournaments.

Here's a quick breakdown of what happened: Until last week, the International e-Sports Federation (IeSF), a South Korea-based organization that seeks to get e-sports recognized as ...

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Germany And Brazil To Face Off In World Cup Semifinals

Friday, July 04, 2014

After the first round of World Cup quarterfinal matches, Brazil and Germany will advance and face each other on Tuesday.

Brazil vs. Colombia

It had been an impressive World Cup for Colombia, going further than many expected, but they couldn't hold off the assault from World Cup host Brazil, ...

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Costa Rica Advances To First World Cup Quarterfinal

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Costa Rica will advance to its first World Cup quarterfinal after winning a 5-3 shootout against Greece on Sunday.

And they did it with only 10 men for most of the second half.

After Costa Rica took the lead early in the second half, defender Oscar Duarte was sent off ...

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Michelle Wie Wins U.S. Women's Open

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Michelle Wie won the United State's Women's Open on Sunday at Pinehurst No. 2, her first major title of her career.

"There were moments of doubt in there, but I had a lot of people around me who never lost faith in me," Wie said. "It's just amazing."

Though only ...

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Spurs Beat The Heat To Take Home NBA Title

Sunday, June 15, 2014

In a dramatic Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs triumphed over the Miami Heat to win the NBA title Sunday night, closing out the series with a 104-87 victory.

After a dismal start, the Spurs rallied and turned things around, entering halftime with a 47-40 lead. ...

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Aisha Tyler Tells Us The Real Problem With Gaming And Diversity

Sunday, June 15, 2014

"The idea that there's not diversity in gameplay is just not true," says Archer star Aisha Tyler. "Does it need to be better? Absolutely."

Best known as an actress, comedian and podcaster, Tyler's also a big name in video game circles. An avid gamer herself, she's hosted game developer Ubisoft's ...

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California Chrome Loses To Tonalist In Belmont, Misses Triple Crown

Saturday, June 07, 2014

A Cinderella story came to a stunning end on Saturday, when California Chrome missed the chance to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since 1978.

California Chrome tied for fourth place with Wicked Strong, falling in behind Tonalist in first, followed by Commissioner and Medal Count at ...

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Ann B. Davis, Alice On 'The Brady Bunch,' Dies At 88

Sunday, June 01, 2014

The Emmy-winning actress, famous for often keeping the rowdy household on The Brady Bunch under control as Alice the housekeeper, died Sunday in San Antonio. She was 88.

The Associated Press reports that an autopsy is planned for Monday, but that according to Bill Frey, a longtime friend of Davis, ...

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Obama To Nominate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro For Housing Secretary

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A White House official said Thursday that President Obama will tap San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to become housing secretary and Shaun Donovan, his current housing chief, to run the budget office.

A formal announcement is scheduled to be made on Friday afternoon.

Reporting for our Newscast unit, NPR's Scott ...

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