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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.
 
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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World Cafe Next

Jul 21, 2014 — The Glaswegian band's self-titled debut mixes country and folk with songs that veer into lo-fi punk.
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Jul 7, 2014 — The Welsh band Kutosis is obsessed with the sights and sounds of surfing. Hear two songs from this trio's new album.
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Jun 30, 2014 — Bred in Brooklyn and produced by Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck, Heaven's Jail makes "sensitive but not sappy" indie rock with some unlikely influences.
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Jun 9, 2014 — The London trio makes music that keeps you on your toes; it's quirky, irreverent and complicated.
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Jun 2, 2014 — Download two songs from Woman to Woman, by the singer of the Denver folk band Paper Bird.
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May 27, 2014 — The adventurous Brooklyn folk-rock band will release its first album, Upright Behavior, this summer.
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May 19, 2014 — Download two tracks from the Minnesota singer-songwriter, who was discovered by Low's Alan Sparhawk.
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May 12, 2014 — This week's artist to watch is Philadelphia duo Pattern Is Movement. Check out two beautiful cuts that showcase their love of electronic and percussive music.
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May 5, 2014 — "These are dreams that I had forgotten. Only now that they are starting to come true do I remember that I had them at all." These words are from Sonny Knight, who re-energized his soul-singing career.
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Apr 29, 2014 — The Nashville band's new self-titled album took a while to get right, with a couple of tries being scrapped along the way, but it's finally arrived.
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