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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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Sep 10, 2013 — It's still officially wintertime in Buenos Aires, but the city is in a record heat wave. Tuesday's high was 34.4 degrees Celsius (94 degrees Fahrenheit), the hottest September temperature since 1940.
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Jul 1, 2013 — The temperature in Death Valley — where the temperature reached 134 degrees in 1913, the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth — hit 128 degrees Sunday. That mark set a record high for the month of June in the United States.
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Jun 28, 2013 — Before noon on Friday, temperatures in parts of southeastern California, Nevada and Arizona had already topped 100 degrees. The National Weather Service says nighttime lows may not dip below 90.
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Sep 10, 2012 — Emerging science shows that people respond more favorably to warnings about climate change when it's portrayed as a health issue rather than as an environmental problem. Should the symbol for danger be a child instead of a polar bear?
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Jul 18, 2012 — The designation means many farmers will qualify for emergency loans. By some measures, the drought is the worst the nation's suffered in more than 50 years.
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Jul 13, 2012 — Researchers say there's no evidence electric fans actually provide relief in a heat wave. So they're calling for more research, even though heat waves are hard to predict and even harder to study once they hit.
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Jul 11, 2012 — What happens if you can't store medicines at the recommended temperature? A pharmacist explains why drugs need to be kept cool and dry and what happens if they aren't.
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Jul 9, 2012 — Temperatures fell by 15 degrees or more on Sunday in cities from the midwest to the mid-Atlantic. After more than a week in the low 100s, forecasters say most of the U.S. will be more seasonable in coming days.
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Jul 6, 2012 — Thousands of communities have sweated through record high temperatures in recent weeks. That's why maps of the nation are covered in red. See where. Actually, it may be easier to see where temperatures haven't been broken.
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Jul 3, 2012 — From the Great Lakes through the Mid-Atlantic, there's no relief from the heat in sight. Meanwhile, utility crews are struggling to get power to those who lost it because of the huge damage caused by Friday's severe weather.
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