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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 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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Halloween Tricks And Audio Treats

Oct 28, 2012 — Folk Alley celebrates Halloween with a special stream of spooky folk music — including ghost stories, murder ballads, gory tales, supernatural songs and myths of witches, goblins and vampires.
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Oct 28, 2011 — The response to our call for scary music was so overwhelming, we decided to make a playlist.
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Oct 28, 2011 — "Michael contacted me and he just wanted to turn into a monster," says director John Landis.
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Oct 28, 2011 — If Modeselektor and Thom Yorke aren't enough, maybe zombies and a battery-hoarding little boy are.
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Oct 28, 2011 — Forget "Monster Mash" — this Halloween, All Songs Considered puts aside kitschy tales of ghosts and goblins to focus on music that is truly, deeply terrifying.
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Oct 27, 2011 — Find out what's played in the "Darwin Being Disemboweled By Monkeys" room, if you dare.
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Oct 27, 2011 — Dig the grave, gone sounds of some wickedly good music, including a brass-filled "Thriller."
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Oct 26, 2011 — Test your wits this Halloween with music meant to remember the dead.
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Oct 31, 2010 — Zombies, it seems, are everywhere these days, so we've hauled in an expert to prepare us for the invasion.
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Oct 29, 2010 — Outside Philadelphia, a local businessman has converted a former mental asylum into a haunted house attraction. Mental health advocates say the transformation demeans a painful past that should not be forgotten.
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