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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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Weekend Edition Sunday for May 4, 2014

May 4, 2014 — The botched execution in Oklahoma last week led to questions about medical oversight during lethal injections. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Ty Alper, a lawyer who has represented death row inmates.
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May 4, 2014 — Michael Graczyk has been witnessing and writing about executions in Texas for 30 years as a criminal justice reporter for The Associated Press. One challenge, he says, is not falling into a formula.
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May 4, 2014 — As many as 2,500 people are feared dead after two landslides in northeastern Afghanistan on Friday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to the Wall Street Journal's Yaroslav Trofimov for the latest.
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May 4, 2014 — NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Slate.com's Mike Pesca about the results of last night's three Game Sevens in the NBA playoffs, and an average for on-base plus slugging percentage.
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May 4, 2014 — For the first time, foreign amateur competitors were allowed to participate in the Pyongyang marathon in North Korea. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with British runner Will Philipps about his experience.
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May 4, 2014 — Every answer is a five-letter word. You will be given a clue for the word. Besides describing the answer, the clue will also contain the answer in consecutive letters.
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May 4, 2014 — NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Michael Cunningham about his new book, The Snow Queen, in which his characters plunge into a metaphysical world while navigating family relationships.
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May 4, 2014 — The mind behind the music of Inception, Gladiator and more says he was looking for someone who would take his prompt and "ignore it as much as possible." He and the winner joined NPR's Rachel Martin.
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May 4, 2014 — NPR's Rachel Martin talks to reporters Tamara Keith and Ailsa Chang about NPR's "She Votes" series, and the critical role women could play in the 2014 midterm elections.
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May 4, 2014 — While House Speaker John Boehner is almost certain to win re-election in his suburban Cincinnati district, his prospects of being re-elected as speaker are far less clear.
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