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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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All Politics Is Local

Sep 10, 2010 — If Washington, D.C., has improved in the four years since Adrian Fenty was elected mayor, then why is he in trouble in Tuesday's primary?  Most polls show him losing to D.C. Council chair Vincent Gray.
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Sep 9, 2010 — With Richard Daley announcing his retirement as mayor of Chicago, there is no shortage of potential candidates to succeed him.  Most speculation has been on White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
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Sep 7, 2010 — Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, who has been in office since 1989 and who is set to break his late father's longevity record on Christmas, announced today he will not seek re-election in 2011.
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Aug 18, 2010 — Ever since President Obama expressed his view about the Islamic Center in NYC, the issue has become a political punching bag.  Republicans are using it as part of their plan to retake Congress.  And some Democrats are caught flat-footed.
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Jul 6, 2010 — The Justice Department, as expected, has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Arizona and its recently-passed law on illegal immigration.
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Jun 25, 2010 — Nobody likes to pay taxes, but one Idaho state legislator says he should be exempt from any deadlines for penalties.
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Jun 7, 2010 — Twenty-two percent unemployment. That's the harsh reality facing Martinsville, Virginia. It's also the reality facing those trying to win votes in Virginia's 5th Congressional District.
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Jun 2, 2010 — His tough-talking campaign ad sparked a furor on the Web — but didn't get him enough votes to be the GOP's nominee for Ag Commissioner in Alabama.
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May 18, 2010 — A state Supreme Court has ruled that Connecticut's Secretary of State, Susan Bysiewicz, is ineligible to run for the attorney general's post being vacated by (now embattled) Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal.
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May 11, 2010 — Beau Biden, the son of the vice president and the state attorney general in Delaware, is recovering from what doctors describe as a "minor stroke."
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