The US, Greece and several other nations in the northern hemisphere are battling deadly wildfires and extreme heat. Also, a group of parents in San Diego sue the school district over an anti-Islamophobia program. Plus, a Japanese mayor challenges sumo's ban on women entering the ring.
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The San Diego school district worked with a Muslim organization after Muslim students said they were bullied. A group of parents sued, saying the school district singled out Muslim students as a special religious group.
Watching the historic summit in June with Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, North Korea expert Andrei Lankov says he was not very hopeful about Kim giving up his country's nuclear weapons. But he says there are still opportunities for success.
Women are barred from entering sumo rings because they're considered sacred spaces. A female mayor who can't open a sumo competition in her city is now working with other female mayors to change the practice.