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Global Scan

Iranians build an American aircraft carrier, sort of

Is Iran expecting relations with the US to go south again? US officials say Iran is building a replica of the aircraft carrier the USS Nimitz — seemingly as a propaganda ploy. An imam who spoke for al-Qaeda after 9/11 says he became the terrorist organization's spokesman by accident. And the pope breaks with Italy's mafia, in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

York, England is the answer to today's Geo Quiz. The city is celebrating the centuries old tradition of rapper sword dancing this weekend. Producer Naomi Arenburg sent us an audio postcard of the Clownfish Rapper Sword Dancers of Cape Cod, Massachusetts doing their thing.