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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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Jun 24, 2014 — Also: The Moscow Times pays a visit to a secret Soviet erotica collection; a poem by late Nobel laureate Wis?awa Szymborska.
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Mar 11, 2014 — Also: George Saunders' story collection Tenth of December has won yet another major literary award; a poem from Kevin Prufer; audiobook narrator Simon Vance speaks to Slate.
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Mar 6, 2014 — Also: finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction announced; testing the Hemingway App; warfare and rocket cats.
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Sep 26, 2013 — Also: George Saunders on his worst story idea; a Canadian professor says he's "not interested in teaching books by women."
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Aug 9, 2013 — Also: Flannery O'Connor's pet peacocks; Pamela Erens on Middlemarch; a new book by George Saunders.
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Aug 1, 2013 — Also: John Hodgman on Ayn Rand; J.K. Rowling to donate proceeds of new novel to charity; Fox News defends anchor's interview with the author of Zealot.
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Apr 24, 2013 — Also: an unusual job posting on Craigslist; a guided tour of George Saunders' desktop; and charges of nepotism at The New York Times.
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Apr 19, 2013 — Also: Penguin offers to drop Apple ebook deals over European antitrust case; a page out of Thomas Pynchon's latest novel; and a long-overdue apology.
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Feb 21, 2013 — Also: Bill O'Reilly has a new book; George Saunders g-chats The Paris Review; and Batwoman is getting married.
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Feb 6, 2013 — Also: What to do when a book makes you cry on public transportation; Amazon launches its own currency; and Ping Fu's memoir comes under attack.
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