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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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Apr 4, 2014 — Voters approved a prohibition in 2004. The judge, during arguments over a case involving birth certificates of children of same-sex couples, previewed a decision he plans to issue on April 14.
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Dec 18, 2013 — Kurt Mix was convicted for deleting text messages that had information about the worst offshore oil spill in the nation's history. That hindered a grand jury's investigation, prosecutors argued. He had been a drilling engineer with BP.
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Sep 26, 2013 — Stacey Dean Rambold was convicted for the 2007 rape of a 14-year-old girl who later killed herself. The sentence he was given, and the judge's comments about the victim, sparked outrage.
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Sep 5, 2013 — Shon Hopwood was in prison for more than a decade. There, the bank robber became a jailhouse lawyer who got a fellow prisoner's case heard before the Supreme Court. Now a law student, he'll be a clerk at one of the nation's most prestigious courts. The judge who put him in prison is stunned.
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Sep 4, 2013 — Adopted by a family in South Carolina, the little Native American girl was returned to her biological father nearly two years ago. It was decided that the Indian Child Welfare Act trumped state law. Since then, her adoptive parents have been fighting to get her back.
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Aug 12, 2013 — The attorney general laid out changes and ideas that would shorten prison terms for nonviolent offenders and send more of them to treatment programs rather than prison.
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Jul 15, 2013 — After seeing a Florida jury acquit George Zimmerman of the charges against him for the death of Trayvon Martin, those who have handled such cases on the federal level say they have doubts about the likelihood of a hate crimes prosecution being made.
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Jul 8, 2013 — Nina Totenberg discusses an error she made in a recent story about the Supreme Court term.
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Jul 2, 2013 — Even if he wanted to, Maj. Nidal Hasan was barred from entering a guilty plea to the 13 murder counts he faces in connection with a mass shooting in 2009. The Uniform Code of Military Justice prohibits such a plea in cases that could end with the death penalty. Experts say the code goes to great lengths to protect the individual's rights.
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Jul 1, 2013 — Jeffrey Olson faced 13 years in jail for protesting against banks by writing on a sidewalk with chalk. But a San Diego jury of two men and 10 women found him not guilty of criminal vandalism.
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