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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 28, 2014 | NPR · A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees.
 
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July 28, 2014 | NPR · Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.? That question is at the center of the heated debate about tenure protections and who gets them.
 
July 28, 2014 | NPR · Only one movie in July, Transformers: Age of Extinction, has broken the 100 million mark during its opening weekend. Box office receipts all summer have proven anemic. Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst with RENTRAK, talks to Audie Cornish about the box office slump.
 

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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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Jun 29, 2012A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers' tale of adventure and economic hardship, debuts at No. 5.
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Jul 22, 2011 — War is winding down in the Seven Kingdoms, but dynastic struggles continue to loom large. After a six-year wait, A Dance with Dragons — the fifth book in George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series — debuts at No. 1.
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Jul 15, 2011 — After her husband is indicted for investment fraud, Meredith Martin Delinn loses everything, but she hopes a summer on Nantucket will help her heal. Silver Girl, by Elin Hilderbrand, enjoys a second week on the list.
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Jul 8, 2011 — When the young witness to a triple homicide lapses into a state of shock, Detective Linna tries to breach his memory through hypnosis. The Hypnotist — a Swedish import by Lars Kepler — debuts at No. 9.
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Jul 1, 2011 — After a friend's death, a Vermont teenager moves to New York's Lower East Side in search of a sense of community. Hippies and Hare Krishnas populate Eleanor Henderson's Ten Thousand Saints, which debuts at No. 13.
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Jun 24, 2011 — Three generations of strong-willed women spill their secrets at the family's summer home. Maine, by J. Courtney Sullivan, debuts at No. 7.
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Jun 17, 2011 — When a computer intelligence system goes live, the human race inadvertently creates its own successor. Human characters across the globe resist mass deletion in Daniel H. Wilson's Robopocalypse. It debuts at No. 9.
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Jun 10, 2011 — When bad-boy actor Jumbo Nelson gets accused of rape and murder, the Boston police department calls private eye Spenser in to help them solve the case. Robert B. Parker's Sixkill enjoys its fifth week on the list.
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Jun 3, 2011 — Pete Hamill follows the editor-in-chief of New York's last afternoon tabloid through murder, mourning and the rush of a daily deadline. Tabloid City debuts at No. 12.
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May 27, 2011 — Before Doc Holliday was a gun-slinging Western legend, he was an ailing Southern gentleman in search of a better climate. Author Mary Doria Russell tells the story of his beginnings in the West, and his rise to notoriety in a thrilling, almost lawless world. Doc debuts at No. 12.
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