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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 23, 2014 — The legislation would require any politically active group that spends more than $10,000 to list its donors.
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Jul 1, 2014 — Suspicions about Nicolas Sarkozy's fundraising activities also touch on late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and the heiress to the L'Oreal fortune.
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Jun 19, 2014 — The governor, who was the subject of a 2012 recall vote, is said to have coordinated fundraising with outside conservative groups in violation of state law.
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Apr 12, 2014 — Seeking to capitalize on the Supreme Court's recent ruling that eased restrictions on political contributions, Republicans are launching a new "super joint fundraising committee."
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Apr 2, 2014 — In a 5-4 decision, the court's conservative justices joined to eliminate the aggregate cap on contributions, but left in place a limit on donations to individual candidates.
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Feb 18, 2014 — House candidates typically raise more money overall than Senate hopefuls, but the gap this year is unusually wide. Why? There's no single answer, but there are lots of clues.
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Jan 23, 2014 — Author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, a vocal critic of President Obama, is accused of making illegal contributions in a 2012 Senate race. Authorities say he also made false statements about the contributions.
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Nov 19, 2013 — The politically oriented nonprofit co-founded by Karl Rove reports it received 84 percent of its donations last year from gifts of $1 million or more.
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Nov 8, 2013 — Rumors that a major Obama bundler bankrolled an effort to sink the Republican gubernatorial nominee in Virginia appear to be exaggerated.
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Sep 27, 2013 — A new study reports that female donors accounted for more than 44 percent of President Obama's campaign contributions, the most for any White House hopeful since at least 1988.
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