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Today we hear how the music of Prince helped a newly-arrived Vietnamese immigrant find his place in America. There's also a debate in Mexico over a proposal to legalize marijuana. Plus, President Barack Obama makes some waves on his visit to London: Brexit? He hopes not.
Today we hear about the car companies that are cheating on emissions tests. Two major companies — Mitsubishi and Volkswagen — are dealing with major consequences after they admitted cheating on anti-pollution tests. Plus, we go to Nepal, one year after the devastating earthquake there. We meet a 12-year-old girl who lost her home in the quake, but has managed to stay in school. Also, as Britain celebrates Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday, we head for Jamaica to find out why some people there don't want her as head of state. And we say goodbye to Prince.
Today, we explore freedom of speech issues in different parts of the globe. We start with the trial of a far-right leader in Germany. We'll also hear about a controversy in a part of Boston that's home to many Latino immigrants — they're unhappy that a local business owner has put up a large Trump sign. Also, in Brazil, many women say the debate over the possible impeachment of the country's president has been rife with sexism. Plus, the Koh-i-Noor diamond is one of the British crown jewels on display at the Tower of London. Some say it was stolen from India in colonial times; others claim it was a gift. Either way, some in India want it back.
Inshallah. That, of course, is the Arabic expression that means "God willing." But it's also part of what got an Arabic-speaking college student in the US thrown off a Southwest Airlines flight recently. A fellow passenger apparently found his use of the phrase threatening. Also, we hear about reports from Paris on a makeshift camp for migrants that French officials keep trying to dismantle — but it keeps coming back. Plus, we'll bring you the hunt for authentic Mexican food beyond the beaten path in the resort town of Playa del Carmen in Mexico.
We check in with journalists in both Ecuador and Japan, two countries dealing with the aftermath of strong earthquakes over the weekend. Also, because today is Marathon Monday in Boston, we chat with a counter-terrorism expert about how security has been ramped up at the event since the bombings three years ago. Plus, what do you ask the oldest man in Canada? He's 110 and has plenty of life advice to offer.
A former CIA agent discusses his days undercover in Afghanistan and Syria, and the demons those days left behind. Also, efforts to fight climate change in Florida, and what's happening to the Antarctic ice shelf. The two are not unrelated, by the way. Plus, some bomb-sniffing dogs who would rather eat sausages.