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July 28, 2014 | NPR · Argentina says it cannot pay certain debts and will fall into default by July 31 if it can't come to an agreement with creditors. This would be Argentina's second default in 13 years.
 
July 28, 2014 | NPR · Even though Spain's economy is out of recession, youth unemployment has hit 57.7 percent. Economists say it could be years before jobs return. By then, many will have missed a decade or more of work.
 
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July 28, 2014 | NPR · To withstand their 9,300-mile migration, red knots feast on eggs from horseshoe crabs each spring in Delaware Bay. Scientists worry many crabs are starting to lay eggs before the birds can get there.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Israel and Hamas carried out a rhetorical battle Sunday over the fate of dueling offers to extend a ceasefire. In the end, the fighting resumed after Saturday's 12-hour truce. Israel vowed to continue its military campaign, targeting tunnels along the border. Wary Gazans prepared as best they could for the feast that marks the end of Ramadan.
 
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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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Struggling over Water

Jun 11, 2007 — This week, Morning Edition explores some of the conflicts that arise as different groups of people seek to maintain their hold on — or to get a hold of — more water in the arid West and other regions of the country.
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Jun 12, 2007 — Officials in southern Nevada hope to build a 300-mile pipeline to carry water to Las Vegas. But ranchers who count on that water fear the project will mean an end to their rural way of life.
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Jun 13, 2007 — Southern Nevada "water czar" Patricia Mulroy has used finely tuned negotiation skills, political savvy and her own special brand of municipal tough love to keep Las Vegas from running out of water.
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Jun 14, 2007 — Several years of drought have dramatically lowered the water levels in Lake Powell, a massive reservoir in Utah and Arizona. It's part of a network that distributes water to millions of people in several arid states.
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Jun 15, 2007 — During one of the driest years in Tennessee history, a stunting drought has lowered the local produce quality for local farmers — and the $20 billion farming industry.
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Jun 15, 2007 — In Florida, Lake Okeechobee's water level dropped enough that dry grasses on the lake floor caught fire. But the weather isn't the only reason for the state's water woes, the author of a new book says.
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Jun 14, 2007 — Drought plaguing the Southwest has forced local communities to rethink how they use water — and how the scarce resource can be most effectively distributed among competing water users.
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