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Global Scan

Should the matching shirt summit tradition live or die?

In 2011, US President Barack Obama spared world leaders the indignity of sporting Aloha shirts at a summit in Honolulu. But the matching shirt tradition is a hard one to kill. Meanwhile, millions of Catalans cast a symbolic vote for independence from Spain on Sunday. And a once-secret recording shows Ronald Reagan at his most charming in defusing a crisis. All that in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

This crash test dummy family is getting an overweight uncle — to reflect America's expanding waistlines

America's rise in obesity isn't just raising health alarms. It is challenging designers of all sorts of consumer products, including car safety experts, who are moving to a morbidly-obese crash test dummy. Meanwhile, in Russia, Apple's gay CEO is under attack. France and Spain, however, seem more worried about clowns. Those stories and more in this weekend'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.

The World - Episode 20071116 - Spain's far-right

The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Spain on tensions between the government there and extreme right-wing groups. Spanish authorities are bracing for a spate of demonstrations by the extreme right on November 20th. The events are timed to coincide with the anniversary of of the death of long-time fascist dictator Francisco Franco.

Conflict & Justice

Health care in Spain

Health care access isn't a right in the US. But it is in many other countries? including Spain. Recently two Spanish towns began to chip away at that. The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Vic, Spain.

Sports

Geo Quiz: Running with horned danger

Spain's San Fermin festival is underway in the capital of Navarra, a region of northern Spain and its narrow cobblestone streets were jammed with runners from bulls. A three minute risky dash ahead of a small herd of bulls. Name this Spanish city.