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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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Hurricane Katrina

Aug 28, 2007 — In this week's StoryCorps Griot Initiative, New Orleans police officer David Duplantier, who lived through the hurricane, can't forget what happened after the storm. He remembers working at the Superdome the night Katrina hit.
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Aug 28, 2007 — Two years ago, Dr. Joe Freeman founded the group Free Life Medical Assistance for Louisiana, which provided free medical care to evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He also worked in two FEMA-operated morgues after the storms. We check in with him again to get his perspective.
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Aug 24, 2007 — Brooklyn-based artist Josh Neufeld talks about his first Web comic series, A-D: News Orleans After The Deluge, which chronicles the lives of six real-life survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Two characters whose lives are depicted in the series, "Denise" and "Leo," talk about their portrayals.
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Aug 14, 2007 — Several prominent members of Congress are touring the Gulf Coast nearly two years after Hurricane Katrina hit. One of the group's leaders, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) explains the trip's significance and their findings.
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Aug 14, 2007 — New Orleans City Councilman Oliver Thomas suddenly resigned his post yesterday, admitting that he accepted a bribe from a city contractor. For more, Farai Chideya talks with David Meeks, city editor of The Times-Picayune newspaper.
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Aug 10, 2007 — A federal appeals court has ruled that insurance companies are not liable for the New Orleans homes and businesses that were flooded when Hurricane Katrina breached the city's levees. Attorney Daniel Becnel and his client Robert Harvey discuss the ruling.
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Jul 5, 2007 — The star-studded Essence Music Festival starts today at its home in New Orleans, after relocating because of Hurricane Katrina. Essence entertainment editor Cori Murray says attendees can expect appearances from Beyonce, Mary J. Blige and White House hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
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May 31, 2007 — Dr. Michael White, a musician and music historian, and Mark Samuels, president of New Orleans' Basin Street Records, talk to Tony Cox bout the state of the recording business in the Crescent City. Basin Street recently released its first album since Hurricane Katrina.
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May 21, 2007 — New Orleans journalist Katy Reckdah gave birth the day before Hurricane Katrina slammed into her city. She shares her story with Farai Chideya and discusses her contribution to a new anthology City Adrift: New Orleans Before and After Katrina.
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Apr 17, 2007 — Much of New Orleans' public housing remains closed almost two years after Hurricane Katrina. Judith Browne-Dianis, Co-Director of Advancement Project, talks to Farai Chideya about her organization's suit against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development asking that public housing in New Orleans be re-opened.
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