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China's Most Popular Mobile Game Charges Into American Market

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 3:57am

Tencent's Arena Of Valor faces challenges coming into the U.S. market, including unbundling from the company's popular social app and American gamers' less-intense focus on mobile.

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Ballet Master Retires Amid Sexual Misconduct Probe

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 3:00am

In his letter to the company's board of directors, Peter Martins, 71, continued to deny he sexually harassed or abused members of the company. He had been on a leave of absence since last month.

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Hollywood Women Launch Initiative To Stop Sexual Harassment

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 1:15am

Some 300 actresses, writers, producers and talent agents took out a full-page ad in The New York Times to announce the campaign, which includes a $13 million legal defense fund.

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NCAA Football Title Game: Big Rushes Get Georgia In Vs. Clemson Or 'Bama

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 9:06pm

The Bulldogs won the Rose Bowl in double overtime Monday night, 54-48 over Oklahoma, thanks to touchdown runs of 75, 38 and 27 yards by Sony Michel — the last one ending the game.

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Our Mental Space, Under Attack

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 8:01pm

Have you ever opened your computer with the intention of sending an email and then an hour passes by? On this episode, we discuss the strategies media companies use to hijack our attention.

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What's New In 2018? Here's A Brief Tour Of State Laws Now In Effect

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 5:35pm

The new year brought more than just new resolutions. It also brought hundreds of new state laws Monday. Here are a few notables — from marijuana legalization to house calls from hair cutters.

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New Year's Resolution Help: NPR Seeks Your Alternatives To Swearing

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 3:51pm

It's a new year and time for a new you! Or not. NPR producer Melissa Gray, a self-described "potty mouth," has decided to try to cut her casual cursing, but she needs better euphemisms. Help her.

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