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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.
 
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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.
 
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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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Julian Assange

Feb 24, 2014 — Also: Ghostwriter says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange "simply couldn't bear" having his autobiography written; the best books coming out this week.
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Jul 31, 2013 — The severity of Bradley Manning's punishment is expected to hinge on his motives. The former Army intelligence analyst was acquitted of aiding the enemy, which would have put him in jeopardy of a life sentence. He was found guilty of other serious charges, from theft to espionage, for giving thousands of classified U.S. documents to WikiLeaks.
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Jul 3, 2013 — The listening device was found last month, says Ecuador's foreign minister, Ricardo Patiņo. He called the incident another example of a deterioration of ethics on an international level.
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Jun 30, 2013 — The WikiLeaks founder argues that the "NSA leaker" has exposed "mass unlawful interception" of individuals' phone calls and Internet messages. But key lawmakers made the case again Sunday that Edward Snowden should be returned to the U.S. to face prosecution.
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Aug 16, 2012 — As the WikiLeaks founder remains holed up in Ecuador's London embassy, theories are emerging about how British police might get to him — and how he might be able to avoid arrest and get out of the country.
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Aug 16, 2012 — The WikiLeaks founder has been living in Ecuador's London embassy since June. He's trying to avoid being extradited to Sweden, which wants to question him about allegations of sexual misconduct. Assange says his enemies want to eventually send him to the U.S.
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Aug 15, 2012 — "Ecuador is not a British colony," Ecuador's foreign minister said angrily.
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Jul 5, 2012 — The whistle-blowing website says the exchanges will embarrass some western companies.
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Jun 20, 2012 — He's reportedly still inside Ecuador's embassy in London, where he showed up Tuesday and asked for political asylum.
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Jun 19, 2012 — Ecuador's foreign minister said Assange was at the country's embassy in London.
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