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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 — more than double the continent's average. Economists say it could be years before jobs return. By then, many Spanish 20-somethings — dubbed the "lost generation" — 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.
 
July 27, 2014 | NPR · Anne Barnard from The New York Times talks with NPR's Eric Westervelt about the differences between the current explosion of violence in Gaza and previous ones.
 
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July 27, 2014 | NPR · The Harrier Jump Jet is known for vertical take-offs and landings. It also has an accident-prone track record, but that didn't dissuade one pilot from buying his dream plane.
 

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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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Jan 16, 2014 — The Marine Corps is looking into images obtained by the entertainment website TMZ. They appear to show U.S. Marines burning the corpses of Iraqi fighters during the 2004 battles in Fallujah.
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Nov 13, 2013 — The deaths occurred at the base near San Diego during what officials have described as a range maintenance operation.
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Mar 19, 2013 — A mortar round apparently exploded inside an artillery tube, military officials tell NPR's Tom Bowman.
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Feb 23, 2012 — Details are still coming in about the incident. The Marines were on a nighttime training mission.
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Jan 13, 2012 — The images that appear to show four Marines urinating on the bodies of Taliban fighters could spark an uptick in violence in parts of Afghanistan where U.S. forces have made gains in recent years, officers worry.
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Jan 12, 2012 — Though experts warn it will inflame anti-American sentiment in Afghanistan, a video that appears to show four U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of three Afghan men will not affect efforts to begin such talks, a Taliban spokesman tells Reuters.
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Jan 11, 2012 — It appears to show four U.S. Marines urinating on the bodies of three dead men in Afghanistan, but has not yet been verified. Regardless, "it's hideous. It turned my stomach," says Pentagon spokesman Capt. John Kirby.
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Dec 15, 2011 — While Dakota Meyer "by all accounts deserved" to be nominated for the award, many of the claims about his bravery were exaggerated, according to McClatchy Newspapers.
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Nov 22, 2011 — John Catherwood from Laramie, Wyoming called in to Talk of the Nation. He thanked Marine Jake Romo for his service, then remembered his nephew, Lance Corporal Alec Catherwood, who was one of the Darkhorse Marines killed.
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Oct 18, 2011 — Commanders had banned the wearing of such memorials. But Commandant Gen. Jim Amos is changing the policy, Marine Corps Times reports. Many Marines were upset about the ban.
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