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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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Jun 20, 2014 — The New Zealand folk musicians met in London and landed in Nashville, where they recorded an album. There, they recorded an award-winning album with producer Tim O'Brien. Hear a four-song concert.
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Jun 19, 2014 — The duo, featuring singer-songwriters Mira Stanley and Chuck E. Costa, has a longstanding behind-the-scenes connection to West Virginia's most famous stage. Now, The Sea The Sea seizes the spotlight.
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Jun 18, 2014 — The band draws on everything from Celtic music to reggae to jazz to hip-hop in crafting its inventive sound. Here, the Coloradans perform songs from last year's These Changing Skies.
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Jun 17, 2014 — Since the band's formation in 2006, The Infamous Stringdusters' perfectly balanced mix of old-time, bluegrass and indie jamgrass has developed a serious cult following. Hear a live performance.
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Jun 16, 2014 — Crowell has been a fixture in Nashville since the 1970s, lauded equally for his solo releases and his collaborations with the likes of Emmylou Harris. Hear him perform six songs live in West Virginia.
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Jun 12, 2014 — The prime mover behind the New Orleans swamp-rock band The Subdudes, Malone has been a fixture in the Louisiana music scene and beyond for 40 years. Hear him perform six songs live in West Virginia.
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Jun 11, 2014 — After more than 35 years together, the Crescent City legends still play a wildly energetic blend of jazz, R&B, funk and more. Hear them play four songs, including a nine-minute crowd favorite.
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Jun 10, 2014 — Over the years, Osborne has been a pop hitmaker, a bluesy soul singer, a roots-music diva and an R&B crooner. Her latest album brings her closer to the sounds of alternative pop.
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Jun 9, 2014 — With a lengthy list of collaborators, three Grammy Awards and an enormous amount of respect to his name, Keb' Mo' is one of the most decorated living blues artists. Here, he performs five songs.
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Jun 5, 2014 — Together, singer-songwriters Cahalen Morrison and Eli West evoke the lonesome roots of country and bluegrass music's earliest duets. The duo makes its debut appearance on West Virginia's famous stage.
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