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Environment

Asteroid from the past

Anchor Lisa Mullins explains how British scientists think they've figured out what happened to the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and it involves an ancient clay tablet and an asteroid.

Sports

College hoops and the world

The World's Katy Clark reports that one of the teams still in the NCAA basketball tournament -- Davidson -- has recruited many of its players from abroad.

Global Politics

Olympic package

The World's Katy Clark reports on past instances when politics intruded on the Olympic Games; some activists would like to see a boycott of the Beijing Olympics that China will host in August.

Arts, Culture & Media

Remembering Anthony Minghella

This week the British movie director Anthony Minghella died unexpectedly, at 54. He had a rare talent for making an old-fashioned romantic epic feel smart and fresh ?- like in his films "The English Patient" and "Cold Mountain." Kurt spoke with Minghella in 2006 when he was staging a version of Puccini's "Madame Butterfly" at New York's Metropolitan Opera.

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Can you go plastic free? This London family did.

In recent years, it’s become fairly common for people to bring their own shopping bags to the store, but for the past 18 months, Philippa Robb and her son, Haydn Robb Harries, have been bringing their own containers, too. That’s because, after a long consideration, Philippa gave up buying single-use plastic in January 2018.