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Record frigid temperatures and heavy snow disrupt life across Europe. Also, the high costs of smuggling family members into the US. And, the man who helped build the Death Star worries that films are now too reliant on visual effects.
Tuesday, we kick off a new series of stories called, "Walls We Don't See." Our first story profiles children who happen to share a name with someone on Canada's "no-fly" terror watch list. Also, Kaiser Kuo of the Sinica podcast helps us look at China's plan to scrap term limits. And we bring you the remarkable tale of a human skull that for many years was kept in an English pub.
It's not just Russia hacking the United States. Ask folks in Russia, and they'll tell you that Americans have been trying to sway politics in Moscow for years. Also, Pueblo, Colorado, considers going off the grid and powering itself with renewable energy. And we profiles a violinist from Seattle with roots in South Korea, who uses looping to blend musical traditions from different parts of the globe.
Scientists worldwide are looking ahead to fight next year's flu. We look at how they're going to do it. And millions of people in Venezuela are literally going hungry every day. Plus, being a new Canadian means learning how to skate.
We hear how the US gun debate is seen overseas. In Pakistan there were efforts to give teachers weapons and training. The idea was to protect students, but it didn't work out that way. Also, women's rugby is changing attitudes in Mexico.