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Locked In U.S. Hedge Fund Battle, Argentina Faces Default

Mon, 2014-07-28 00:57

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.

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Shifts In Habitat May Threaten Ruddy Shorebird's Survival

Mon, 2014-07-28 00:42

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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Why We Think Ignorance Is Bliss, Even When It Hurts Our Health

Mon, 2014-07-28 00:40

People sometimes avoid information because they're afraid of bad news. But this "information aversion" can lead people to avoid medical tests that could save their lives.

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New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care

Mon, 2014-07-28 00:36

Offering a homeless person an apartment with access to a doctor and social services may be cheaper than paying for emergency room visits and jail or shelter stays. But should Medicaid help with rent?

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With Deadline Looming, Lawmakers Reach Deal On VA Health Care

Mon, 2014-07-28 00:07

The compromise plan to be unveiled Monday is expected to authorize billions in emergency spending to lease 27 new clinics and hire more doctors and nurses.

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What Makes This Fight In Gaza Different From The Others?

Sun, 2014-07-27 13:02

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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On The Eve Of Ramadan's End, Fighting Resumes In Gaza

Sun, 2014-07-27 13:02

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.

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Violence Spikes Anew In Iraq, As Islamic State Looks To Expand

Sun, 2014-07-27 13:02

Bloodshed is escalating in Baghdad as the militant group known as the Islamic State seeks to expand its territory in Iraq. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to reporter Alice Fordham in Erbil about life under the rule of the radical Islamic group.

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With Judges Overriding Death Penalty Cases, Alabama Is An Outlier

Sun, 2014-07-27 11:08

A jury gave Courtney Lockhart life in prison in 2010, but a judge sentenced him to death instead. Lockhart has appealed to the state Supreme Court, hoping it will reconsider judicial override rules.

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With Judges Overriding Death Penalty Cases, Alabama Is An Outlier

Sun, 2014-07-27 11:08

A jury gave Courtney Lockhart life in prison in 2010, but a judge sentenced him to death instead. Lockhart has appealed to the state Supreme Court, hoping it will reconsider judicial override rules.

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Vincenzo Nibali First Italian In 15 Years To Win Tour De France

Sun, 2014-07-27 10:08

The cyclist had dominated the Tour, wearing the yellow jersey through all but two stages of the grueling three-week competition.

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U.S.: Satellite Images Show Russian Rockets Hitting Ukraine

Sun, 2014-07-27 08:58

The State Department says the photos show burn marks from the firing of multiple rocket launchers inside Russia and resulting craters on the other side of the border.

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Judges Overturns D.C. Ban On Handguns In Public

Sun, 2014-07-27 08:29

A district court judge says the law that prohibited people from carrying handguns outside their homes violates the Second Amendment.

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Smartsongs: Refrains The Brain Retains

Sun, 2014-07-27 07:11

Songs that teach and delight students of all ages.

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Birth Of 100-Millionth Person In Philippines Greeted With Joy, Concern

Sun, 2014-07-27 06:45

Chonalyn, a 6-pound girl, was born Sunday morning in a Manila hospital. But the head of the country's population commission says it will be a challenge to provide for so many people.

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How Our Story About A Child's Science Experiment Sparked Controversy

Sun, 2014-07-27 06:33

A researcher has complained that coverage in NPR and other outlets ignores his work and gives undue credit to a sixth-grader's project. But that sixth grader did make an original contribution.

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Libyan Conflict Rages After U.S. Shuts Embassy

Sun, 2014-07-27 05:04

Fighting in the country's east has killed at least 38 people since the U.S. on Saturday temporarily closed its embassy in the capital, citing security concerns.

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Time Running Short For Congress To Agree On Border Bill

Sun, 2014-07-27 04:11

Congress has just one work week left before its planned August recess, but it has yet to strike a deal on a funding bill dealing with the border crisis.

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Fighting Near MH17 Crash Site In Ukraine Thwarts Investigators

Sun, 2014-07-27 04:11

NPR's Corey Flintoff, reporting from Donetsk, Ukraine, says government forces appear to be gaining ground against rebels who control the wreckage site.

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News Anchor On Losing Side Of China's Anti-Corruption Campaign

Sun, 2014-07-27 04:11

The government has already swept up 25,000 officials this year. The most recent high-profile victim is CCTV anchor Rui Chenggang, but it's not clear what he's suspected of doing.

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