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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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Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America

Mar 22, 2013 — In the last 15 years the number of people in the U.S. receiving payments from the federal government for disability has nearly doubled. Why? Two experts have been trying to unravel the mystery.
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Mar 25, 2013 — As part of our continuing series on the rapid rise in the number of people receiving federal disability payments, we visit Hale County, Ala., where nearly one in four working-age people are on disability.
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Mar 26, 2013 — As part of our continuing series on the rapid rise in the number of people receiving federal disability payments, we explore the world of disability lawyers.
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Mar 27, 2013 — Planet Money looks at company called PCG which state governments hire to move people off of welfare and onto disability. States hire PCG to do this because states pay part of the bill for welfare, but don't pay for people on disability.
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Mar 28, 2013 — In a continuing exploration of the nation's disability system, Planet Money looks at one of the fastest growing categories of disability recipients: children. The number of children on the program for poor disabled families is five times what it was 25 years ago.
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Mar 29, 2013 — Audie Cornish talks with Chana Joffe-Walt of the Planet Money team about her series on federal disability benefits.
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