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A diver walks in Tham Luang cave complex wearing waders and a headlamp.
July 03, 2018

Thailand rescue, TSA housing for Puerto Ricans, summit diplomacy

The rescue to save 12 boys and their soccer coach in Thailand could take months. Also, changes to the law in France leaves tens of thousands of university applicants with no spot for the fall. And, Artificial Intelligence analyzes crowd reactions at Wimbledon.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his wife Beatriz Gutierrez Muller raise their clenched hands on a stage in Mexico City.
July 02, 2018

Mexico's election results, Rebel Pepper, French singer Bertrand Cantat cancels tour

A leftist candidate scored a big victory in Sunday's presidential vote in Mexico. Also, the mayor of Annapolis, Maryland, grew up in Australia and tells us he's looking at last week's deadly shooting at their local newspaper from an outsider's perspective. Plus, the story of two friends, separated decades ago during China's Cultural Revolution, now unexpectedly reunited in Hong Kong.

In this close-up photograph, County Executive Steve Schuh holds a copy of the Capital Gazette.
June 29, 2018

Violence against journalists, EU migration heats up and France's Black Blanc Beur of 1998

Today, we start with a look at newsrooms around the globe, mourning journalists killed in Annapolis, Maryland, on Thursday. And, Vice President Mike Pence tells central American leaders to do more to stop migrants coming to the US. But what are the factors that are pushing people to leave the region in the first place? Also, we take you back to 1998 when France won the World Cup with a racially diverse team.

A woman walking towards a lake
June 28, 2018

Ukraine's booming surrogacy market, travel ban waivers and abortion around the world post-Kennedy

Today, we ask what impact will the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy have on the future of abortion rights in the US — and worldwide? Plus, we get an update on a wrenching audio recording of a 6-year-old Salvadoran girl who remains in immigration officials' custody without her parents. And, our series on the global surrogacy industry takes us to Ukraine where a booming surrogate baby business raises ethical questions for the surrogate mothers.

Two uniformed Department of Homeland Security officers are shown looking off to the right of the frame while talking on their walkie-talkies.
June 27, 2018

Abolish ICE? The impacts of toxic stress on kids, Wyoming harnesses the wind

Some critics of Donald Trump's immigration policies want to abolish ICE. We find out what dismantling the agency would mean. Also, how Algeria has been deporting thousands of sub-Saharan migrants, by dropping them off in the desert. Plus, how Wyoming, a state built on coal, now has an opportunity to promote wind power.

People protest outside of the US Supreme Court with placards that read, "No Muslim Ban."
June 26, 2018

Travel ban upheld, Wyoming looks beyond coal, life without power in Puerto Rico

The US Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's travel ban, which includes five majority-Muslim countries, is constitutional. We explore the legal implications going forward. Also, Wyoming towns are rethinking their economic future beyond coal. And, we visit one of the hottest venues for live music in Mexico City: A small apartment on a residential block that hosts bands on Monday nights.

A Honduran family of three children and a mother seeking asylum sit with a colorful umbrella on the Mexican side of the Brownsville-Matamoros International Bridge.
June 25, 2018

No due process, Erdoğan re-elected and your brain on improv.

Over the weekend, President Donald Trump suggested via Twitter that people who cross the US border without papers should be sent back "immediately with no Judges or court cases." So what due process protections are in place for undocumented immigrants? We'll take a look. Plus, why the Guatemalan government turned to an LGBTQ advocacy group to help train officials at the federal prosecutor's office in Guatemala City. And, a collaboration between brain scientists and improv comedians seeks to better understand how the brain behaves when it's improvising.

An undocumented immigrant is shown in shackles in a picture taken on the other side of a vehicle from underneath, just showing the feet.
June 22, 2018

Where things stand on immigration, Europe’s new migrant crisis, lifting Saudi Arabia’s driving band on women

We explore further what happens next to the children already separated from their families along the border. Also, the challenge that some immigrant families face with kids born in the US. And, an update on this week’s dramatic World Cup.

A you migrant girl crouches next to her family as they listen to officers of the US Customs and Border Protection before entering the United States to apply for asylum.
June 21, 2018

What's next for zero-tolerance, MIT's connections to slavery, Spinal Tap

Thousands of immigrant children already separated from their families are still in limbo. Plus, we look at the effects of government policies around the globe meant to deter migrants and asylum-seekers. And a young Somali man who won the visa lottery to come to the US years ago ended up settling in Maine. He has a new memoir about his escape from Mogadishu and his changing impressions of his new home.

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June 20, 2018

Trump's reversal on family separation, a doctor consoles a migrant child, Britain's green energy might not be so green

After an outcry over family separations, President Donald Trump signs an executive order to reverse his own policy. Coal power will soon be a thing of the past in the UK, but one alternative source of energy might not be all that environmentally friendly. We hear the story of a Chinese immigrant who was separated from his family by US immigration authorities in the 1930s. And Iceland takes the lead, in a sense, as a haven for immigrants.

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