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Modern Video Games Go Beyond 'Jumping On Blocks'
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.
Sarajevo Celebrates WWI Centennial With Joy And The Macabre
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.
Region's Leaders Promise To Protect Iraq's Holy Sites
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.
Golden Gate Bridge To Get Suicide Net
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.
Kerry Urges Mideast Leaders To Contain ISIS
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.
World Cup Round Of 16 Dominated By South American Teams
The U.S. men's soccer team is advancing to the round of 16 in the World Cup. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN.com about the team's chance of getting through the knockout round.
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