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With Default 23 Days Away, A Little Clause Could Cost Argentina Big

After missing a June 30 deadline, Argentina has a 30-day grace period to pay investors $539 million in interest. Otherwise, the country will default on its debts. Argentinian officials argue they can't make the payment without triggering other debt payments that would bankrupt the country.
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Going, Going, Almost Gone: A Worm Verges On Extinction

The world is tantalizingly close to wiping out Guinea worm, a 3-foot-long parasite that emerges from a blister in the skin. Only 17 cases have occurred so far this year. Next year there could be zero.
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Meet The Musicians And Storytellers Of Kenya

This summer, Kenya came to Washington, D.C. Artists, runners and Maasai elders were part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. They spoke with us about music, goats and fusing tradition and modernity.
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What's In Our Name: Why Goats? Why Soda?

We'll cover malaria and micro-loans. Ebola and education. We'll look at efforts to lift families out of poverty — and provide clean drinking water and electricity. So what should we call ourselves?
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Australia Won't Return Sri Lankan Asylum Seekers Without Notice

The government told a court hearing that it would give 72 hours' notice before transferring the 153 asylum seekers to their home country. Australia said Monday it had transferred 41 others at sea.
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Globe-Trotting GMO Bananas Arrive For Their First Test In Iowa

A new banana enhanced with vitamin A is intended to address diet deficiencies in Uganda. But if the past history of "biofortified" crops is prologue, it faces a tough road ahead.
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U.N. Urges U.S. To Treat Migrants As Refugees

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says people from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are subject to persecution and should not be forced to return home.
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Ukraine And Militants Continue A Standoff In Donetsk

Coming off of two victories this weekend, Ukraine is calling for pro-Russian separatists to lay down their arms in Donetsk.
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Powerful Typhoon Whips Japan's Okinawa Islands

When it arrives at the main island of Okinawa, Typhoon Neoguri could bring waves that are 45 feet tall and wind gusts of more than 100 mph.
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Israel Expands Attacks On Hamas In Gaza

Responding to recent rocket attacks, Israel conducts airstrikes and calls up reservists. It's also planning ground operations.

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