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Two students from Emory University were among those killed in Bangladesh after gunmen attacked a restaurant in Dhaka. A memorial for the students is being planned at the Georgia university this week. Also, if Britain exits the European Union, it could be harder for England's top professional sports teams to employ the best European athletes. Plus, we meet Indian software engineer Aki Kumar. He moved to Silicon Valley hoping to become the next Bill Gates. Instead, he's become a blues musician. Now he plays harmonica with his own blues band — doing covers of Bollywood hits.
Today we bring you the latest on the aftermath of the attacks in Baghdad, Iraq and Dhaka, Bangladesh. We also hear how refugees in Germany observe Ramadan and break the fast. Plus we'll learn about a diversity problem at America's national parks: Most park visitors are white, and one group is trying to change that.
The Istanbul attacks earlier this week have, once again, put airport security front and center in people's minds. Can we really design a way to make airports less vulnerable to terrorist attacks? Also, Puerto Rico may have gotten a financial lifeline from Washington this week, but the economic crisis continues. However, there is one area of growth: baseball academies. Plus, we find out, literally, how the sausage is made.
Turkish officials believe ISIS is behind the attack at Istanbul's main airport. We'll have the latest. Plus, a young Turk living in the United States was planning to return home this summer to visit, but now she says she won't. We also hear about a dialect of Tibetan called Mustang. It's slowly dying out in the mountain regions where it is spoken in Nepal, but in a Mustangi diaspora community in New York City, the dialect is trying to live on. Plus, we bring you the improbable story of Marcus Willis at the Wimbledon tennis tournament.
Istanbul, one day after the attacks — we get the latest on the investigation. And, we ask about the role Turkey now plays as a bridge between Europe and the Middle East. Plus, the story of two giant rodents — capybaras — whose escape from a Toronto zoo captured headlines.
The European Parliament was the scene of some harsh words and insults this morning after Nigel Farage, a key force behind Britain's campaign to leave the EU, leveled both barrels at Europe's leaders. We'll find out who exactly Nigel Farage is. Plus, a giant underground field of helium has been found in Tanzania, and people who operate MRI machines are happy. Then we turn to breaking news out of Turkey, where suicide bombers launched a deadly attack on Istanbul's airport. We also hear about another huge victory for tiny Iceland.