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In Debt Duel, It Was Argentina V. Paul Singer

Thu, 2014-07-31 12:15

Argentina has defaulted on billions of dollars of government debt, and it's partly due to a bunch of New Yorkers. Forbes writer Agustino Fontevecchia explains the confrontation between Argentina and a New York-based hedge fund manager named Paul Singer.

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In Gaza, A Day That Begins In Fear Ends In Cease-Fire Agreement

Thu, 2014-07-31 12:15

The day began with Israel's military calling up 16,000 more reservists, stoking fears of a widening offensive in Gaza; it ended with a 72-hour cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.

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Dow Dives 317 Points, Erasing A Month Of Gains

Thu, 2014-07-31 12:06

The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 16,563. It was the worst daily decline since April.

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Should We Return The Nutrients In Our Pee Back To The Farm?

Thu, 2014-07-31 12:03

A group of environmentalists in Vermont aren't at all squeamish about "pee-cycling." A local hay farmer is using their pee as fertilizer as they run tests to find out how safe it is for growing food.

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Israel Allowed To Tap U.S. Munitions Cache For Gaza Offensive

Thu, 2014-07-31 11:56

The stockpile, located on Israeli soil, was set up in the 1980s as an emergency supply during wartime. The last time the U.S. granted Israel permission to use it was during the 2006 Lebanon war.

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House Cancels Vote On $659 Million Border Security Bill

Thu, 2014-07-31 11:21

Tea party conservatives objected to sending money to the White House to address the crisis. GOP leaders said another vote was possible yet today.

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Kentucky Buoys Noah's Ark Park With Millions In New Tax Breaks

Thu, 2014-07-31 10:43

The Christian theme park, featuring a 510-foot-long replica of the ark, is getting $18 million in new incentives from the state's tourism board.

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Flight Delays In China Leave Travelers Feeling Squeezed

Thu, 2014-07-31 10:14

Air traffic snarls at some of eastern China's busiest airports have stranded thousands of travelers and highlighted the increasing competition for airspace between military and civilian flights.

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'Africa Is Champion': Reporting From A Changing Continent

Thu, 2014-07-31 08:53

Tell Me More has been dedicated to covering stories from Africa. Host Michel Martin speaks to NPR's Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about reporting on the changing continent.

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Hospitals Fight Proposed Changes In The Training Of Doctors

Thu, 2014-07-31 08:28

The Institute of Medicine this week urged Congress to allocate to community clinics more of the $15 billion it spends annually on training new doctors. But hospitals say that's the wrong prescription.

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CIA Chief Apologizes To Sens. Feinstein, Chambliss Over Computer Intrusion

Thu, 2014-07-31 08:28

In a rare, scathing speech in March, Dianne Feinstein accused the CIA of tampering with the work of the intelligence committee. Now an internal CIA probe finds some officers acted improperly.

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How Will You Die?

Thu, 2014-07-31 07:20

Cooking dinner, having sex and going to the bathroom are three of the riskiest things you can do in many parts of the world.

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Scientists Say The Moon Is Hiding A Lumpy Middle

Thu, 2014-07-31 07:11

It turns out that our nearest neighbor in space is sort of a squashed sphere. The lead author of a new paper published in Nature describes it as "a lemon with an equatorial bulge."

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds State's Controversial Labor Law

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:26

The law, championed by Gov. Scott Walker, sparked mass protests in the state capitol and attracted national attention. The decision gives Walker an important election-year victory.

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20 Million Gallons Later, UCLA Water Main Finally Plugged

Thu, 2014-07-31 05:54

The 93-year-old main burst earlier this week, spewing water into a parking garage on campus.

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How To Order Pizza From A Nuclear Command Bunker

Thu, 2014-07-31 05:48

A trip to an underground Air Force nuclear bunker becomes a unexpectedly delicious culinary experience. Just don't order the gravy bowl.

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Conflict In Gaza: What You Need To Know Today

Thu, 2014-07-31 05:06

Israel called up 16,000 reservists, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to destroy tunnels built by Hamas "with or without a ceasefire."

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Dutch, Australian Experts Reach MH17 Debris Field In Ukraine

Thu, 2014-07-31 03:24

The team's effort had been thwarted for a week by heavy fighting. But the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe said experts were finally able to reach the site using a new route.

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Argentina's Default: 5 Headlines That Tell The Story

Thu, 2014-07-31 02:58

After talks with creditors broke down, the country has defaulted on its debt for the second time in more than 12 years. This could mean higher interest rates and higher inflation for Argentina.

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Israel Calls Up 16,000 Reserves Amid Intensive Gaza Fighting

Thu, 2014-07-31 01:46

The new call-up follows another day of intensive fighting, in which tank shells struck a U.N. school where Palestinians were sheltering and an airstrike tore through a crowded Gaza shopping area.

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