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Global Scan

The US government is spending millions to save a few dozen fish

In Death Valley, Nevada, there's a hole that is home to just a few dozen fish. But these aren't any fish — they were at the center of an environmental debate over endangered species that went to the Supreme Court some 40 years ago. Meanwhile, a British man gets a new bionic hand for less than $500. And Denmark is considering a ban on elective circumcision. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

New York City's hijacked hashtag launches a global conversation on police brutality

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When the New York Police Department encouraged its followers on Twitter to share photos of themselves with NYPD officers, the result was not what they expected. Two days later, the hashtag has been mimicked in a half dozen cities around the world to showcase police brutality. But the social media effort has had another consequence: it has started a global dialogue about the perception of police and policing in different cities.

Sports

No Olympic medals yet for Canada

Canada has yet to win ANY medals at the Beijing Olympics, and Canadian reporter Simon Beck has come up with ten reasons why Canadians shouldn't worry about it. He speaks with anchor Lisa Mullins.

Sports

Geo answer -- new Olympic Sport

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Cypress Mountain ski area in West Vancouver, British Colombia. It's where the ski cross competition will take place during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with 20 year old Canadian Ski Cross Team member Julia Murray about the newest Olympic sport that combines downhill and freestyle technique.

Global Politics

Geo answer

The poem "In Flanders Fields" was written by a Canadian military surgeon during World War One. Flanders Fields is the answer to our Geo Quiz. We speak with Piet Chielens, a curator at the In Flanders Fields Museum in Belgium.

Global Politics

al Qaeda in Canada

An al Qaeda-inspired plot is making headlines in Canada. It involves a home-grown plot that allegedly targeted major landmarks in Toronto. This week, one of the alleged ringleaders went on trial. Anita Elash has more from Toronto.