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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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Colorado floods

Sep 24, 2013 — That means the final six people have been crossed out from a list that grew to 600 at the height of the historic floods, which killed eight and destroyed nearly 2,000 homes.
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Sep 18, 2013 — Skies have cleared and the worst may be over. But as the water goes down, the destroyed roads, homes and businesses are emerging. Piles of debris line canyons.
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Sep 17, 2013 — After his Boulder home was wrecked by a mudslide, Mark Changaris did the thing that brings him comfort: He sat at his piano.
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Sep 17, 2013 — At least eight people have died. About 19,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed. It's expected to cost about $500 million to rebuild damaged roads. Meanwhile, efforts continue to reach people stranded by washed-out highways.
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Sep 16, 2013 — Rescue helicopters were back in the air over Colorado's Front Range Monday. Historic flooding has killed at least six people, left hundreds more stranded and unaccounted for, and forced nearly 12,000 to evacuate their homes.
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Sep 14, 2013 — The rains that brought severe flooding have eased, allowing people who in northern and central Colorado a chance to regroup before more rain comes, possibly as soon as Saturday afternoon. The floods have been blamed for four deaths.
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Sep 13, 2013 — Torrential rains around Boulder and nearby areas have led to at least four deaths and numerous washed-out roads. Forecasters warn that while the downpours should taper off Friday, even modest rains could cause more flooding.
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