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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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Sen. Jim DeMint

Dec 31, 2012 — All large classes elected to Congress want to change Washington. The Tea Party has found that there are all kinds of tripwires built into the American system of checks and balances that prevent newcomers from quickly remaking the political culture into their own image.
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Dec 17, 2012 — Republican Sen. Jim DeMint is stepping down to be president of the Heritage Foundation. Scott is a freshman congressman and will be the Senate's only African-American.
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Dec 6, 2012 — He's one of the most consistently conservative voices in Congress and a favorite of Tea Party activists across the nation. DeMint says he's "not leaving the fight." No organization, he says, is better equipped to push conservative principles than Heritage, a Washington-based think tank.
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Sep 6, 2011 — If Sen. Jim DeMint's Labor Day Republican presidential forum demonstrated anything, it was that Texas Gov. Rick Perry is so confident about winning over South Carolina Tea Party devotees, including the senator, that he could beg off attending the event without any political risk.
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Jul 27, 2011 — The outcome of the debt-ceiling fight might still be uncertain inside the Capitol, but many of the Republican speakers who spoke at a Wednesday noon-hour Tea Party rally outside, including U.S. Senators Jim DeMint (SC), Mike Lee (UT) and Rand Paul (KY), were already claiming a measure of victory.
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Dec 15, 2010 — As if the nation's elected officials weren't busy enough in these frantic final days of the 111th Congress, now they're taking up time debating whether it's proper to do the peoples' business so close to Christmas.
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Dec 15, 2010 — The Senate is starting on the last few procedural steps before this afternoon's expected vote on the tax deal worked out by the White House and Congressional Republicans.
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Nov 3, 2010 — Sen. DeMint warned Republican senators-elect that the GOP establishment would try to co-opt them. He urged them not to let that happen. Which places him in conflict with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell whose goal is to co-opt them.
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