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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 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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Jul 28, 2014 — Where the strings in past Horse Feathers songs provided chamber-folk shading, here they're employed with energy, even aggression, without sacrificing the bracing beauty for which the band is known.
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Jul 25, 2014 — The doom metal band sure has been busy since 2011. Hear the leadoff track from its third LP, Mobile of Angels. It's indebted to heavy blues and — surprisingly — Fairport Convention.
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Jul 25, 2014 — Try your hand at our puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring fills and intros hand-picked by Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino. Hear the fill or intro and match it to the song.
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Jul 24, 2014 — With festival season underway, NPR Music's weekly advice column examines a vexing etiquette issue. At outdoor festivals, is it okay to hold your place near the stage by merely plunking down a towel?
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Jul 22, 2014 — On this week's All Songs Considered, a premiere from the The Rentals and new music from Perfume Genius, The Bots, Zammuto and more!
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Jul 22, 2014 — A straightforward storyteller, Keith Latinen works in details and similes, not abstraction and metaphor. Braid's Bob Nanna sings a verse in this lilting emo song from the long-running duo.
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Jul 18, 2014 — Two decades after the epic Dopesmoker was written, "The Clarity" presents Sleep at its heaviest and weediest. The band describes it as a "lyrical follow-up to a lifetime of marijuana enjoyment."
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Jul 18, 2014 — This week's puzzler for careful listeners includes something for everyone, from jazz and classic rock, to punk and speed metal. Hear a series of drum fills (and intros) and match them to the song.
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Jul 18, 2014 — From July 25 to July 27, we'll stream more than a dozen concerts from the festival's main stage.
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Jul 15, 2014 — On this week's All Songs Considered: ecstatic dance-rock from The Juan MacLean, premieres from the adventurous producer The Bug, folk-turned-experimental singer Sarah Jaffe, Sinkane and much more.
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