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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.
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.
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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Angelou, Maya

Jun 5, 2014 — The NPR education team brings you 25 books with minority characters and authors.
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Mar 27, 2013 — Maya Angelou spent much of her childhood being raised by her grandmother in Arkansas, but as a young teenager, she returned to live with her mother, Vivian Baxter. Angelou's Mom & Me & Mom looks back on the long process of reconciliation with the woman who sent her away.
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Apr 6, 2008 — In her 80 years, the celebrated author and artist Maya Angelou has had many roles — performer, activist, writer and Renaissance woman. In honor of her April 4 birthday, Angelou's close friends and family have published a new book looking back at her life and passions.
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Jul 4, 2007 — Bestselling author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is considered to be among the greatest writers alive today. In this week's Wisdom Watch, Angelou talks — and sings — about why she feels proud to be an American woman of color. Her latest book is A Song Flung Up to Heaven, the final volume of her memoirs.
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Oct 26, 2005 — Author and poet Maya Angelou talks about her latest work, a book of recipes and recollections she's put together that combine her love of cooking and good food with her deeper love of the people she shares her table with.
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