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Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death. Plus, Brazilians, fed up with lenient penalties for juvenile offenders, seriously consider lowering the prison sentencing age from 18 to 16. Also, legendary blues musician BB King died Thursday, age 89. We find out how King's global influence reached every music corner of the world.
Today we focus on surveillance, particularly the bulk collection of phone records that Congress just voted to end. Then, we look at how the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore put the spotlight on how African Americans there fear the police. In some ways, Baltimore's immigrants feel that way too. Finally, a massive NATO military training exercise is currently under way in the North Sea — they're pretending to hunt Russian subs.
It's now up to a jury, whether to sentence Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death or life in prison. And it may come down to a matter of conscience or a matter of faith. Also, there's another migrant crisis brewing, but it's not in the Mediterranean. It's off the coast of Thailand, where thousands of refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh are stranded at sea. Plus, a secret election took place in Germany this week that has left classical musical lovers scratching their heads.
Another earthquake hits Nepal causing more fear and destruction. We hear from Kathmandu on what it's been like today, where people are still recovering from last month's devastating quake. Plus, Cuban researchers have been working on a vaccine for lung cancer for some time, and it looks like researchers in the US will join in. Also, we'll do a taste test of Canadian butter tarts. They're supposed to be the answer to the chocolate chip cookie.
The King of Saudi Arabia won't be coming to the US this week to attend a meeting of Arab countries. Whether it's a snub depends on who you ask. Also, what's causing mummies in South America to liquefy? The answer may have something to do with climate change. Plus, a Russian DJ sings American standards with the likes of Melissa Manchester, the late Ben E. King and Gary U.S. Bonds.
What's it like to be the State Department's Farsi-language spokesman? We'll tell you. Also, we take a look at Baltimore's immigrant population, with help from an expert on relations between Blacks and Asian immigrants in America. Plus, do you like octopuses enough to worship them? Some folks in French Polynesia do — sort of.