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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 — more than double the continent's average. Economists say it could be years before jobs return. By then, many Spanish 20-somethings — dubbed the "lost generation" — 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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Aaron Alexis

Sep 25, 2013 — The FBI released its preliminary findings in its investigation of the Navy Yard shootings that left 13 people dead including the shooter. Aaron Alexis said he committed the massacre because he was being attacked by electromagnetic waves.
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Sep 19, 2013 — USIS, which processes thousands of background checks a year for the U.S., is being investigated for "systemic failure" to adequately vet employees and contractors. The company would not comment on the specifics of the Alexis investigation.
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Sep 19, 2013 — In his first remarks to reporters since taking office this month, FBI Director Jim Comey addressed security concerns following the Navy Yard shootings that left 13 people dead. He also talked about sequestration and leaks on government surveillance programs.
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Sep 19, 2013 — Among the developments being reported Thursday is word that Capitol Hill Police are investigating whether one of their SWAT teams was told to "stand down" even though its members were near the scene.
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Sep 18, 2013 — In a statement she read to the news media at midday Wednesday, Cathleen Alexis says she does not know why her son killed 12 people on Monday at the Washington Navy Yard. Meanwhile, more is coming out about Aaron Alexis's actions in the days leading up to the attack.
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Sep 17, 2013 — Friends and family are shocked that he's said to have killed 12 people Monday at the Washington Navy Yard. Was Alexis a gentle man who studied Buddhism? Or a violent man prone to outbursts? The suspected killer's past points to both.
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Sep 17, 2013 — Investigators say they're confident only one gunman was responsible for the deaths of 12 people and wounding of others. The man who authorities say carried out the attack, 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, is also dead after a gun battle with police.
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Sep 16, 2013 — The 34-year-old, who reportedly died at the scene, had been less-than-honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy Reserve for "misconduct issues" in 2011.
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