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McCain foreign policy

The World's Matthew Bell reports on what Sen. John McCain's foreign policy would be like if he were elected president. McCain has been getting a lot of praise at the GOP Convention this week for being strong on national security.

Global Politics

Kadima front runner

Israel's ruling Kadima party holds a primary later this month to select a new leader. The current leader, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, is stepping down in the midst of a corruption scandal.

Global Politics

French minister reveals pregnancy

France has a female politician in the media spotlight, too. She's Justice Minister Rachida Dati, who this week announced that she is pregnant, but won't reveal who the father is. Lisa Mullins speaks with reporter Anita Elash in Paris.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the northernmost state in Costa Rica: Guanacaste. Reporter Ari Daniel Shapiro reports on new research into the musical "call and response" patterns of birdcalls in Costa Rica's Santa Rosa National Park.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Geneva, Switzerland. The world's newest particle accelerator laboratory called the Large Hadron Collider is located near Geneva. Lisa Mullins speaks with Kate McAlpine, a science writer with the project and the author of a rap music video that explains the collider's goals.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit Fairuz

Many listeners wrote in after last week's conversation with singer Angelique Kidjo about music on her iPod. One song stood out for listeners as a memory from their past, but it had a different title. The World's Marco Werman tries to crack the case.

Conflict & Justice

McCain and the Latine vote

Republicans are trying to convince more young Latinos that John McCain will keep their communities safe and strong and that he's the best candidate on immigration issues. The World's Jason Margolis speaks with some of McCain's Latino supporters.