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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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Oct 26, 2013 — Wallace is known to generations of TV fans for distinctly different roles on The Bob Newhart Show, as Carol Kester, and as school-weary teacher Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons.
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Jul 26, 2013 — Sam Simon earns tens of millions of dollars a year in royalties. Diagnosed with colon cancer, he's been told he has less than six months to live. The writer and producer has decided his fortune will go to causes he supports.
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May 7, 2013 — Margaret Groening was born a Wiggum, a name familiar to fans of The Simpsons. She died in her sleep on April 22. She was 94.
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Mar 4, 2013 — Has this craze officially "jumped the shark?" With word that up to 4,000 such videos are uploaded every day, that some people are losing their jobs because of them and that The Simpsons has now added its version, it just may have.
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Apr 10, 2012 — Matt Groening tells Smithsonian magazine that the show's location is based on Springfield, Ore. He credits the idea of naming it Springfield to the hit TV show Father Knows Best.
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Aug 30, 2007 — When it comes to New Orleans' supporters, Harry Shearer might not come immediately to mind — but he's one of its most vociferous voices of support. Speaking of voices, he's also of course the man who voices many of our most beloved Simpsons
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