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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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Jul 27, 2014 — Songs that teach and delight students of all ages.
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Jul 25, 2014 — Taking the temperature of the nation's apathy toward politics.
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Jul 17, 2014 — A weird crowdfunded campaign — like Zack Brown's potato salad gambit — might be the new Pet Rock.
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Jul 11, 2014 — Forget the self-help movement. The new way is to ask for help — and to consult a concierge.
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Jul 4, 2014 — Action, singing and lots of fireworks — American movies celebrate the Fourth of July.
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Jul 3, 2014 — On the Fourth of July, some Americans have celebrated their freedom of choice by choosing to not celebrate at all.
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Jul 2, 2014 — Beautiful and dangerous, pyrotechnics run deep in the DNA of American celebrations.
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Jun 30, 2014 — Images of the past remind us of memes of the present. And vice versa.
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Jun 25, 2014 — The aspects of soccer that once annoyed many people now seem part of everyday life.
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Jun 22, 2014 — One nation under God, with many different religious traditions.
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