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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.
 
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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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Alice Munro

Jun 25, 2014 — Also: Lena Dunham on discovering Alice Munro; Yiddish linguistics.
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Mar 26, 2014 — Also: Canada's Alice Munro gets a silver coin; a quiz based on Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded.
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Dec 10, 2013 — Also: Joan Didion on Martha Stewart; Alice Munro's Nobel interview; the difficulties of judging the National Book Awards.
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Nov 6, 2013 — Also: John Freeman on interviewing novelists; The Washington Times ends Rand Paul's column; the state of British publishing.
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Oct 24, 2013 — Also: a new story by Haruki Murakami; Alice Munro might not retire after all; and World Book Night announces its titles.
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Oct 11, 2013 — Also: Authors celebrate Alice Munro's Nobel win; McDonald's will give out books instead of toys in new Happy Meals; the new Bridget Jones book comes with a Bridget Jones-style error.
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Oct 10, 2013 — Also: a new poem by Sherman Alexie; a captivating essay about surfing; the complexity of shopping for books in France.
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Jul 5, 2013 — Also: Harry Potter's Diagon Alley is now walkable, sort of, in Google Streetview; Jane Smiley on Alice Munro's retirement; a "review" of America.
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Jun 20, 2013 — Also: The Apple ebook trial wraps up; the unique horror of Kafka's stories; James Salter's woman troubles.
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May 28, 2013 — Also: a new poem by Louise Glück; Alice Munro talks about writing; Imre Kertész speaks to The Paris Review about dying.
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