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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.
Britain's decision to leave the European Union has thrown the country's politics into near chaos. Not only has British Prime Minister David Cameron said he will step down, but now ministers are leaving the opposition Labour Party in droves, as well. Plus: "I want my country back." That's what a British columnist wrote in The New Statesman over the weekend. Laurie Penny tells us about those "Leave" voters in the UK who never felt the positive effects of globalization. And, Bolivia decides it's time to ditch the Gregorian calendar.
In a historic vote, the British have decided that their country should leave the European Union. We're going to devote the entire show to the so-called "Brexit." We'll speak with Brits who supported the "Leave" campaign, and those who voted to stay in the EU. And, will Britain's decision to leave affect its so-called "special relationship" with the United States? Also, does the Brexit victory's populist roots echo the Trump phenomenon in the United States?
The US Supreme Court deadlocks 4-4 on President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration — so what does that mean for millions of undocumented immigrants in the country? Plus, as British voters cast their ballots in the so-called "Brexit" referendum, we hear from Scotland, where the "stay" vote is expected to carry the day. Also, The World's Carolyn Beeler tells us how the US Navy is preparing for the growing problem of rising sea levels at the largest naval station in the world — in Norfolk, Virginia.
US politicians talk a lot about bigger border walls and keeping refugees out, but in Europe, there's a lot of talk about open borders. One writer argues that Europe could learn something from the US in this regard, and that Europeans should, in fact, consider closing their borders to new arrivals. We also have part 3 of our series on what America can learn from the Netherlands when it comes to dealing with rising sea levels. Plus, we hear about lessons learned for American soccer after Tuesday's drubbing of the US Men's National Team by Argentina.
We hear from a gun rights supporter who grew up in Guatemala, where he saw the damage that weapons caused in the wrong hands. Now he's a US citizen and an NRA member. Also, we have the second part of our week-long series on rising sea levels. The World's Carolyn Beeler reports on how Dutch experts are helping the city of Norfolk, VA, plan for sea-level rise. Plus, a plea urging Mexican soccer fans to stop chanting a homophobic slur during games.