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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.
 
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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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Aug 2, 2013 — President Obama is rethinking plans for a summit next month with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose government has granted temporary asylum to a former NSA contractor wanted on felony charges in the U.S. The U.S. wanted Russia to expel Edward Snowden, but instead he was able to leave a Moscow airport transit zone where he had been holed up for more than month.
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Aug 2, 2013 — David Greene talks to analyst Dmitri Trenin of the Carnegie Moscow Center about what's behind the Kremlin's decision to grant temporary asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
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Aug 2, 2013 — Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett announced his resignation Thursday. Bennett has been embroiled in a controversy stemming from his previous job in Indiana, where emails came to light this week indicating that Bennett asked his staff to change the formula for rating schools to benefit a prominent donor's charter school.
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Aug 2, 2013 — The university plans to charge employees who refuse to submit to health screenings an extra $100 a month for their health care benefits. But some employees object, saying the university should encourage workers to be healthy rather than penalize those who don't want to participate in the new program.
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Aug 2, 2013 — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid got a bit testy on the Senate floor Thursday, requesting that chatty lawmakers "sit down and shut up."
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Aug 2, 2013 — Paleontologists have been spending a lot of time studying the Earth of 50 million years ago, which was much hotter than it is today. They're hoping a glimpse into the planet's geologic past will show them how the planet will respond to all the carbon dioxide we're now putting into the air.
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Aug 2, 2013 — The last time Congress formally declared war on another country was more than 70 years ago. Since then, the United States has entered many wars largely at the discretion of the president. David Greene talks with veteran journalist Marvin Kalb, who examines how those decisions are made in his book The Road to War: Presidential Commitments Honored and Betrayed.
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Aug 2, 2013 — These days, science fiction movies are often expensive extravaganzas designed to be blockbusters. Europa Report was made on a small budget, but it asks the big questions that the best science fiction poses.
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Aug 2, 2013 — In a regulatory filing Thursday, Bank of America revealed it may be facing civil charges over its activities during the financial crisis. The bank disclosed an investigation by the Department of Justice related to residential mortgage-backed securities. Bank of America says it's cooperating.
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Aug 2, 2013 — A federal jury in Manhattan has found former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre liable on six of the seven fraud charges against him. The Securities and Exchange Commission had accused Tourre of intentionally misleading investors in a mortgage-linked security he marketed in the days before the subprime mortgage market collapsed.
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