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Why transcripts of Trump's calls with heads of state are so hard to get

A US intelligence official filed a whistleblower complaint citing a July 25 telephone call in which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Biden and his son Hunter. The whistleblower says this wasn't the first time under the Trump administration that a telephone conversation record was placed into a codeword-level system to protect politically sensitive information. Tom Blanton of the National Security Archive spoke to The World about the "codeword-level" system. 

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Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz and Answer

We're looking for a part of the North American continental shelf that sits under water, just off the coast of Newfoundland.The answer is the Grand Banks. Marine archaeologist Dwight Coleman tells anchor Marco Werman about an ongoing project to explore the shipwrecks and underwater landscape of the Grand Banks.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman profiles the singer Elisa. She's a pop sensation in her native Italy since 2001. Now she's hoping to make it in North America. Elisa kicks off a 17-date tour of Canada and the US next week.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Anchor Lisa Mullins reveals the answer to our Geo Quiz today. We wanted the name of the continent that extends into all 4 hemispheres of Earth -- north, south, east and west. The answer is Africa, which has portions both north and south of the equator, and portions both east and west of the prime meridian.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Toronto. It's where a Canadian filmmaker will be launching a new film venture. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Rob Spence, who plans to have a mini-camera installed in his prosthetic eye to make film documentaries and raise awareness about public surveillance.

Environment

Geo answer

The answer to the Geo Quiz is the Yucatan Peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico. Graduate students Antonio Seliz and Jill Deppe regularly travel there to study birds and they sent us this audio-postcard.

Environment

Geo Quiz and answer

For today's Geo Quiz we're searching for a Pacific island atoll that lies just about halfway between North America and Asia. Its beaches are often littered with trash came from a floating mass of plastic trash called the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch.