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Global Scan

Iranians build an American aircraft carrier, sort of

Is Iran expecting relations with the US to go south again? US officials say Iran is building a replica of the aircraft carrier the USS Nimitz — seemingly as a propaganda ploy. An imam who spoke for al-Qaeda after 9/11 says he became the terrorist organization's spokesman by accident. And the pope breaks with Italy's mafia, in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

European Union prepares to adopt 24th official language as costs mount, calls for English rise

In the European Union, every language is an official language. Government officials speak in the official language of their country, and those comments are then translated into 22, soon to be 23, other languages. All of that costs $1.4 billion per year — and that total will increase when Croatian becomes an official language later this year.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Foro Italico, the sport complex in Rome, Italy where the World Swimming Championships are now underway. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Lisa Dillman, who's covering the competition for the Los Angeles Times.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz / Geo Answer

Today's Geo Quiz seeks an Italian town famous for baseball. The answer is Nettuno, a coastal city about 40 miles south of Rome. Nettuno is hosting the annual Baseball World Cup. Reporter Nancy Greenleese takes us there.