U.S.
5:09 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Calif. Gets A Lesson In Succession: 4 Governors In 4 Days

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Sports
5:09 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Colorado Rockies Hand Out Free Jerseys — With A Typo

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Latin America
5:09 am
Mon July 28, 2014

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

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Europe
5:09 am
Mon July 28, 2014

More Than Half Of Spaniards In Their 20s Are Unemployed

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 12:52 pm

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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Middle East
5:09 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Israelis Broadly Support Military's Operation In Gaza

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NPR Story
4:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Depends Promotes Pants-Dropping For 'Underwearness'

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Our last word in Business Today is drop trou.

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That's the message of an ad campaign for the Depend brand of undergarments. The campaign is promoting underwearness to reduce the stigma of incontinence.

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NPR Story
4:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

The Week In Politics: Progress On Upgrading VA Health System

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Congress is heading into its last week before taking a summer recess. For a change, lawmakers are not racing the clock to overt a fiscal calamity. Still, the standoff between the two parties has all but stopped the process of governing.

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NPR Story
4:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Fighting In Ukraine Continues; Russia Dismisses Threat Of Sanctions

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Shots - Health News
4:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer

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Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 12:52 pm

We know that happiness and social connection can have positive benefits on health. Now research suggests that having a sense of purpose or direction in life may also be beneficial.

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The Salt
4:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers

A worker dries coffee beans at a coffee plantation in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, in February 2013.
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Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 2:23 pm

Outside the northern Guatemalan town of Olopa, near the Honduran border, farmer Edwin Fernando Diaz Viera stands in the middle of his tiny coffee field. He says it was his lifelong dream to own a farm here. The area is renowned for producing some of the world's richest arabica, the smooth-tasting beans beloved by specialty coffee brewers.

"My farm was beautiful; it was big," he says.

But then, a plant fungus called coffee rust, or roya in Spanish, hit his crop.

"Coffee rust appeared and wiped out everything," he says.

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