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Unexploded bombs in Laos

Many people in rural Laos try to make a living by collecting and selling scrap metal they find in the jungle. But much of that scrap metal comes from unexploded bombs left over from the Vietnam War. Reporter Mary Stucky has the story.

Global Politics

Russia's role in World War II

Vladimir Putin attended ceremonies in Poland today marking the anniversary of the start of World War II ? and rejected claims that Russia had a role in sparking the conflict. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Svetlana Savranskaya, of GWU.

Arts, Culture & Media

Mohammed Ali's Irish roots

Muhammed Ali was in Ireland today?tracing his family roots to the town of Ennis in Ireland. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Mark Nolan, Managing Director of the Dromoland Castle Hotel, where the boxing legend was a guest of honor at a fundraising banquet.

Lifestyle & Belief

Tourism hurting in France

Economic hard times have caused many tourists to rethink their travel plans. Genevieve Oger reports from Paris that not only have fewer tourists visited the French capital this summer ? they also spent less time and money while there.

Conflict & Justice

US Afghan options

President Obama is facing a serious situation in Afghanistan, with the top US commander calling for a revised military strategy there. Anchor Marco Werman reviews the situation with Andrew Exum of the Center for a New American Security in Washington.

Global Politics

Comic relief for German politics

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with a one-of-a-kind candidate who is pretending to run for the German parliamentary election this September. His name is Horst Schlaemmer, who was created by comedian Hape Kerkeling and he's gaining some traction in the polls.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Libya. Marco Werman speaks with a Libya-born American political scientist about Libya and forty years of Muammar Qaddafi's rule.