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By a wide margin, the Greeks have said "No" to the latest austerity deal offered by its European counterparts, but the big unanswered question remains: Now what? Also, Pope Francis begins a visit to South America. He's in Ecuador today, where he may square off with the country's conservative president, Rafael Correa. Plus, we'll have a wrap-up of the Women's World Cup, which ended in dramatic fashion Sunday with America's 5-2 victory over Japan.
We're firing up the grill, and setting off some fireworks — without even leaving the studio. Plus, Human Rights Watch got access to the city of Sadda in Yemen. They found evidence of war violations committed there. Also, two bomb blasts in Bogotá, Colombia have residents rattled. Authorities are blaming a gang with links to a guerrilla group.
Business leaders hate it; organized labor loves it. We're talking about President Obama's plan to make more workers eligible for overtime pay. So what do you think they would make of a plan by the Dutch city of Utrecht to guarantee everyone a minimum salary of $1,000 per month — whether they work or not? Then, we revisit a Tunisian breakdancing troupe whose goal is to keep kids from being radicalized. The alleged shooter in last week's tourist resort attack in Tunisia had once belonged to a similar troupe — so does this kind of thing work? Plus, we have to talk about last night's Women's World Cup match. The deciding goal that stopped England from proceeding to the final, was scored by an England player elegantly kicking the ball into the back of her own net. Ouch!
We start today with a look at how Greeks in America are responding to the financial meltdown back in Athens. Then, in the Sinai Peninsula, ISIS militants attack Egyptian troops. Plus, the holy month of Ramadan means fasting, prayer, and a lot of TV. We channel surf with the BBC's Ramadan TV correspondent.
A Greek comedian tells us why she thinks it's a great time to visit Greece, not despite her country's economic crisis but because of it! Plus, The Boston Gay Men's Chorus is just back from their Middle East Tour. The choir's music director speaks about their sell-out performance in Istanbul, where they also witnessed police break up a gay pride march with water cannons and rubber bullets. Also, a Louisiana public school attracts rich and poor, white and black, for its language immersion program. That's foreign language learning as equalizer.
Today we hear the latest on the debt crisis in Greece, how it's affecting day-to-day life for Greeks and how it could affect the US. We also bring you the background of the gunman who killed 38 people — many of them tourists — at a beach resort in Tunisia last week. Plus, our language desk has been finding out how sailors' slang from the era of galleons and pirates is still alive in contemporary English.