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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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Feb 16, 2013 — NPR speaks with a group of college Republicans at Ohio State University about the president's policies, his popularity with their peers, and what the GOP needs to do to win more young votes.
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Feb 13, 2013 — What's said and written about a State of the Union address on the morning after can determine what's most remembered. Headline writers have zeroed in on the president's talk about lifting the middle class, getting the economy moving and new gun laws.
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Feb 12, 2013 — Judging from the people invited to sit with the first lady, the subjects the president will focus on include gun violence, the economy and the war in Afghanistan.
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Feb 12, 2013 — In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, the president is expected to lay out some details about the reduction in troop numbers.
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Jan 24, 2012 — The president again laid out his vision for the economy. Republicans say he offered nothing new, and that his policies have been "pro-poverty."
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Jan 24, 2012 — First Lady Michelle Obama invites Debbie Bosanek to join her to hear President Obama's State of the Union address. Bosanek is the inspiration behind the Buffett rule which would tax millionaires at the same rate as average wage-earners.
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Jan 18, 2012 — Her family has been having tough times. Now, Samantha Garvey is an Intel prize semifinalist. Donors have stepped forward to help. Officials have found them a rent-subsidized home. And a member of Congress has invited her to the president's address.
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Jan 26, 2011 — On the morning after, headline writers are focused on what the president said regarding jobs and the challenges of the future.
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Jan 25, 2011 — LIVE BLOG: During his State of the Union address, the president told the nation, "The future is ours to win. But to get there, we can't just stand still." Get instant analysis and follow along on our blog.
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Jan 25, 2011In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, constitutionalism, and a preview of tonight's State of the Union Address. In the second hour, author Stanley Fish on writing a sentence, and the Al-Jazeera leaks.
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