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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.

Global Scan

ISIS thanks the Pentagon for its errant weapon airdrop

The Pentagon has been stepping up its efforts to reinforce Kurdish forces in Iraq and Syria as they battle ISIS terrorists. An airdrop in Kobane this week was meant to bolster them at a crucial time, unfortunately some of the supplies went off target. Plus a look at how humans came to eat dairy and a prohibition on kissing at a Zimbabwe university. Those stories in today's Global Scan.

Science, Tech & Environment

How a century-old rule is keeping the American legal profession from innovating like its foreign colleagues

If you want to get legal advice in Canada, you can swing by Wal-Mart. And in the UK, legal advice is handed out in grocery stores. But a rule implemented more than 100 years ago in the US keeps legal advice largely out of reach for most Americans and keeps innovations from changing the stodgy legal field.

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Nova Scotia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks to a couple of Scotsmen who've been traveling through Nova Scotia recently, drumming up support for a celebration of Scottish poet Robert Burns.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The Golden Horseshoe was the place we were looking for in today's Geo Quiz. It's located in Southern Ontario -- on the western end of the Niagara Peninsula and around the westernmost part of Lake Ontario. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with reporter Ken Peters in Hamilton, Ontario, about a bid to move the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes to Hamilton.

Conflict & Justice

Kandahar's security lacking

James Murray reports on what Canadian soldiers found when they conducted an unannounced check of police checkpoints in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar. There was evidence of some gaping holes in the city's security.

Conflict & Justice

Cyber espionage in China

A China-based cyber-spying ring was exposed this week. It's members hacked into computers belonging to India's Defense Ministry. For the past eight months, Canadian and US computer security researchers have been shadowing the hackers online.