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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 · 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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Feb 24, 2014 — A high-speed collision on the moon's surface was recorded on video and created a bright flash that would have been visible on Earth for eight seconds, scientists say.
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Oct 29, 2013 — Carl Sagan, an astronomer with the soul of a poet, liked to remind us that we were all made of "star stuff." It was, without a doubt, one of his most beautiful images. Astrophysicist Adam Frank says it's not just an abstract concept; you can reach out and feel it in the space dirt covering your ride.
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Aug 17, 2013 — The giant space rock that slammed into Chelyabinsk in February sent material into the stratosphere that circled the globe in just four days and lingered for months.
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Apr 21, 2013 — The Lyrid shower is caused by Earth passing through the orbit of a comet known as Thatcher. The best time to watch should be in the early hours of Monday morning, just before dawn.
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Mar 11, 2013 — Criticism over a study's findings has not deterred researchers from saying their work may represent one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs in hundreds of years: "fossilized biological structures" in a meteorite.
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Feb 22, 2013 — The meteor that caused at least 1,000 injuries in Russia after a startling and powerful daytime explosion one week ago has been identified as a chondrite, the most common type of meteor that falls on Earth. But that hasn't stopped a black-market economy from developing around the fragments.
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Feb 19, 2013 — The eye-popping, ear-splitting meteor streaking over Russia last Friday was an invitation to look up more often, to track the shooting stars we might see on any given night. These daily visitors to our planet put cosmic history into context, lighting up a past that is full of debris.
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Feb 15, 2013 — The answer is relatively simple. To document accidents and expose scam artists, many Russians keep dashcams running when they're behind the wheel. So, when a meteor appeared in the sky today, there were many electronic eyes recording the sight.
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Feb 15, 2013 — The sights and sounds across Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday as a meteor came roaring in were awesome. There are reports of more than 900 people being injured, most when windows shattered. But European Space Agency experts say there's no connection to the large asteroid that's whizzing past Earth later in the day.
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