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Global Scan

Should the matching shirt summit tradition live or die?

In 2011, US President Barack Obama spared world leaders the indignity of sporting Aloha shirts at a summit in Honolulu. But the matching shirt tradition is a hard one to kill. Meanwhile, millions of Catalans cast a symbolic vote for independence from Spain on Sunday. And a once-secret recording shows Ronald Reagan at his most charming in defusing a crisis. All that in today's Global Scan.

Technology

These video chats helped thaw out the Cold War

US-Soviet relations hit a low point in the early 1980s, but one American and one Russian believed they could bring citizens of the two countries together. They succeeded in building an early video-chat system that allowed Americans and Russians to see and talk with each other across oceans.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz, we were looking for the name of the capital of Ukraine. The answer is Kiev. The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports on a controversy a local TV show that asked viewers to name the greatest Ukrainian of all time.

Global Politics

Senator Obama abroad

The World's Jason Margolis has a preview of Barack Obama's high-stakes trip to the Middle East and Europe; the trip is seen as a high risk, high reward move for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman looks at "Heavy Voodoo," a newly recorded song by Jamaican reggae legend Lee Scratch Perry. Perry wrote the song some 30 years ago, forecasting the current global economic crisis.

Arts, Culture & Media

Is the Palin phenomenon just Reagan in drag?

Is excitement building around Governor Sarah Palin because she is the GOP's brightest new face or because she's a time-tested throwback, the latest incarnation of President Ronald Reagan? Journalist Anne Taylor Fleming, author of many articles on Reagan, thinks she's seen Palin's approach before.