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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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Aug 18, 2011 — Kraft Foods announced the Double Stuff Oreo wasn't doing it's job. The company unveiled plans to start selling the Triple Double Oreo soon. Three wafers, two types of frosting, lots of smiles.
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Mar 31, 2011 — The Chicago Housing Authority began demolishing the lone-standing high rise at the Cabrini-Green housing project. Originally perceived as a sensible move in housing the urban poor, it was later derided as public housing's number one failure.
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Feb 3, 2011 — People get fired for all sorts of reasons. Chicagoan John Stone never thought wearing a tie with the logo of an opposing sports team would be one of them. Fortunately, his story has a happy ending.
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Nov 18, 2010 — Mary Schmich writes in the Chicago Tribune that your first e-mail address is like a first kiss — you never forget it. Still, she's moved on from that well-worn AOL address. Do you still have your first e-ail address?
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Apr 5, 2010Parents are questioning the impact mascots for food companies have on their kids— especially Ronald McDonald. But will banning the clown stop kids from chowing down?
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Mar 16, 2010 — We've heard a lot about the new airport body scanners, but — so far — few people have actually used them. The Chicago Tribune's transportation columnist gave it a trial run, and tells us what to expect.
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Aug 11, 2009 — Netflix handles a mind-numbing array of DVDs every day in a complex series of warehouses that are kept tucked away and top secret. Until now.
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May 19, 2009 — Christopher Borrelli has the cure for years of TiVo hoarding: Delete!
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Mar 26, 2009 — Another American newspaper cuts its foreign coverage...
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Sep 25, 2007 — Tasers have been on my mind lately; on the train the other day a woman was shrieking into her cell phone while the guy across the aisle blasted his iPod so loud I was subconsciously humming along to Journey. Oh, if only I had a Taser! And before y...
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