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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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Aug 26, 2010 — On NPR tonight, host Melissa Block interviews The Atlantic's Mark Ambinder.  Ambinder has a new article about Ken Mehlman, the former chairman of the RNC and campaign manager for President Bush in 2004, who has announced he is gay.
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Jul 29, 2010 — Two points of view on conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart.  The view of Michael Steele of the RNC is positive; he's invited Breitbart to head up a GOP fundraiser next month.  The view of Shirley Sherrod is less positive; she's suing him.
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Jul 28, 2010 — Former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo is in the process of leaving the GOP to run for governor as a candidate of the American Constitution Party.  Here's what the party stands for.
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Jul 18, 2010 — Sen. John Cornyn, head of the Republican effort to recruit and fund GOP Senate candidates, says it may take two cycles — this year and 2012 — for his party to win a majority of seats.
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Jul 6, 2010 — With more and more Republicans calling on national party chair Michael Steele to resign, some conservatives are suggesting former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his replacement.
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Jul 2, 2010 — Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele calls Afghanistan a "war of Obama's choosing," leading some to remind him that the war has been going on for nine years.
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May 12, 2010 — The site selection committee of the Republican National Committee is recommending Tampa-St. Petersburg as the site for the 2012 GOP convention.
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Apr 9, 2010 — NPR's Don Gonyea, on the ground at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans.
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Apr 6, 2010 — The feisty party chief was hired to lift Republicans out of their post-Obama funk. He's given them internal battles and even a bit of bondage-themed scandal. But he won?t quit and Political Junkie Ken Rudin says it's unlikely that he will be pushe...
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Apr 5, 2010 — The Democrats will hold their 2012 national convention the week of Sept. 3.
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