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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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Feb 14, 2014 — When New York's mayor decided not to close schools Thursday even though a winter storm was bearing down on the city, NBC's meteorologist took to Twitter. Roker cracked that the long-range forecast for de Blasio is "1 term." He's apologized for that line, but not for criticizing the mayor's decision.
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Jan 12, 2014 — New mayors in cities such as New York, Boston and Minneapolis have made income inequality and racial inclusion top priorities. That's a different tack than some other recent progressive mayors, who focused more on keeping cities safe and budgets balanced.
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Jan 6, 2014 — When newly inaugurated Mayor Bill de Blasio opened the doors of the beautiful 1804 mayoral mansion to the public, New Yorkers showed up in force. And de Blasio spent five hours trying to make them feel welcome.
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Jan 1, 2014 — De Blasio, the first Democrat elected as mayor in two decades, rode the subway to his swearing in. In his inaugural speech, he promised "a new progressive direction in New York."
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Dec 30, 2013 — On Tuesday, Michael Bloomberg ends his three terms as mayor of New York City. His 12 years in office were groundbreaking, locally and globally.
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Nov 5, 2013 — Democrat Bill de Blasio won the New York City mayor's race, defeating Republican Joseph Lhota. He became the first Democrat to win the office since 1990.
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Nov 5, 2013 — Young people aren't enrolling in Obamacare to the extent insurance companies need... Democrats focused on keeping the New Jersey state legislature, not beating Gov. Christie... New York City's Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio wants enough people to vote for him so he can claim a mandate.
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