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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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National Day of Listening

Nov 27, 2013 — Since 2008, StoryCorps has celebrated the Friday after Thanksgiving with the National Day of Listening. For some tips on how to have have a personal interview with a loved ones this Friday, we went to "The Sunday Conversation" founder, Weekend Edition Host Rachel Martin.
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Nov 20, 2012 — For this year's fifth annual National Day of Listening, StoryCorps has chosen to highlight the stories of veterans, active duty military and their families. Here at NPR we're also sharing a few stories of veterans and their family from our staff.
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Nov 24, 2011 — In the first hour of today's Talk of the Nation Dave Isay celebrates this year's National Day of Listening. This year's theme is thank a teacher. In today's second hour, author Adam Gopnik on his new book The Table Comes First. Plus, an annual TOTN tradition, who's not at your table this year?
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Nov 22, 2011 — Step away from the leftovers, football games and Black Friday sales and take a few minutes on Friday, Nov. 25, StoryCorps' National Day of Listening, to thank a teacher who influenced you.
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Nov 25, 2010 — In our first hour of Talk of the Nation, David Isay of StoryCorps commemorates the National Day of Listening with the stories that help us understand each other. In our second hour, micro-finance and who's not at your table.
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