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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 · A New York state lawsuit follows the Vergara ruling in California, challenging state teacher tenure policies. Who's next?
 
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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Dec 28, 2013 — Holidays may not live up to expectations, but they don't spark a spate of suicides, studies show. Instead, people are more likely to try to attempt suicide in the spring. Even then, an individual's suicide risk is influenced by genetics, environment and factors other than the calendar.
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Dec 26, 2013 — A last-minute crush of online orders and some bad weather kept the companies from getting some packages delivered before Christmas, they say. Both have called in extra workers and are renting extra trucks to make deliveries on Thursday.
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Dec 24, 2013 — Ebenezer Scrooge was famously visited by three ghosts who woke him to the wonders of the life right before his eyes. We can also let the past, present and future converge on us to the same effect. All we have to do is step outside and let the night sky become a time machine.
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Dec 23, 2013 — Hoping to incorporate some celebration of science into this year's festivities? Commentator Tania Lombrozo offers three unusual suggestions for spicing up your Christmas holiday.
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Dec 10, 2013 — The lack of law enforcement in many regions has spurred looting that killed at least five people and injured hundreds. Some shop owners are taking up arms to defend themselves; others are closing down.
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Dec 6, 2013 — The ceremony dates back to 1923, when President Calvin Coolidge presided over the first National Christmas Tree lighting.
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Dec 5, 2013 — The scene you'll find at Christmas Cats TV is a unique one. A woman sits in a den that includes a Christmas tree, a hearth and some presents — and lots of cute cats, some of which are wearing holiday sweaters.
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Dec 2, 2013 — Gov. Lincoln Chafee's decision to call it a "holiday tree" has ignited passion in the past. This year, to avoid any anger, Chafee said he'll call the 18-foot blue spruce a Christmas Tree.
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Nov 25, 2013 — Australia's Janean and David Richards used more than 31 miles' worth of LED lights to decorate their home. Their yard features a canopy of lights fanning out beneath a large tree whose trunk is wrapped in glowing colors.
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Nov 5, 2013 — Online critics are throwing a red light on Kmart's Thanksgiving Day plan, with some calling the company a Grinch for its aggressive approach to the start of the Christmas shopping season.
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