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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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Jul 15, 2014 — Once in a while, elected officials turn down raises because they think it looks bad if they're also having to cut budgets or raise taxes. Sometimes, though, they're genuinely altruistic.
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May 10, 2014 — Coya Knutson was the first woman elected to Congress from Minnesota. But the charismatic farmer's daughter saw her political career derailed by one of the worst dirty tricks ever.
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Apr 1, 2014 — People turned out in droves Monday to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. They found long lines and eager helpers. Some will have to return later to finish up.
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Mar 12, 2014 — The difficulty states have had getting their marketplaces working has been one of the biggest setbacks for Obamacare. Miscommunication, technology failures and management errors all hit in Minnesota.
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Jan 16, 2014 — Health insurance markets vary across the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each one is implementing the health law with varying degrees of failure, success, enthusiasm and hostility. The differences in sign-ups tell the tale.
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Jan 15, 2014 — After 15 months, management and the musicians have agreed on a contract that will settle their dispute. The performers agreed to pay cuts and to pay more of their health care expenses. Management did not get concessions that were as large as they first sought.
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Dec 6, 2013 — Politics in Minnesota and Wisconsin historically have been pretty similar, but that's no longer the case. Wisconsin is now advancing conservative policies and lending a Midwestern face to the Republican Party, while Minnesota's agenda has been among the most liberal.
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Oct 29, 2013 — Minneapolis is home to the largest population of Somali Americans in the nation. Next week, they may see one of their own elected to the City Council for the first time.
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Aug 5, 2013 — Bobby Tufts' second job will be at a pre-school. As a student. For the second year in a row he won the mayoral contest in tiny Dorset, Minn., which actually doesn't have its own government.
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May 6, 2013 — Authorities arrest a 24-year-old man with a stockpile of explosives and firearms but decline to name what they believe was his intended target.
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