The Syria Conflict, 8 years later

March 13, 2019

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a man in a pink shirt leans against a building reduced to rubble

A man uses his phone as he stands amid rubble of damaged buildings at Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood in Aleppo, Syria July 16, 2017.

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President Donald Trump this afternoon ordered the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, reversing an earlier decision by US regulators to allow the planes to keep flying. Also, eight years after the start of the conflict in Syria, the war continues to take a heavy toll on the Syrian people. Host Marco Werman speaks with a former English teacher from Aleppo who took part in some of the earliest anti-government protests in the city. Plus, The World's Carolyn Beeler checks in from Antarctica. Beeler is traveling with scientists who are studying the effects of climate change on the ice shelves in the southern continent.

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