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The Winter Olympics are officially underway. We'll have details on the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Then, a conversation with former Olympic figure skating star Kristi Yamaguchi, who won a gold medal for the US at the 1992 Winter Games. And what makes an American Olympic Alpine skier an unusual favorite in a sport that's often dominated by European women.
The recent violence in Syria is a reminder that American troops are on the ground there, and are very much a part of the war now. The US-led coalition in Syria conducted artillery and airstrikes Wednesday that reportedly killed about 100 pro-government forces. Also, the Catholic Church aims to fix its relationship with the Communist government in China, and that's upsetting some Catholics. Plus, the violinist who wants to use music to unite the two Koreas.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly calls DACA recipients "lazy" and the response shows why one word can matter so much. Also, Trump wants a military parade, but North Korea's Kim Jong-un is going to beat him to it. And we'll find out what the successful launch of a rocket called Falcon Heavy means for private space exploration and for Tesla's Elon Musk.
Keep calm and carry on. That's what one stock analyst in London advises in the wake of some rocky days for global stocks. Plus, 100 years ago Tuesday, some British women were, after years of campaigning, finally given the right to vote. And a legal expert tells us exactly what constitutes treason, and why the president might not want to joke about it.
We start today with the story of Simmin, who left Iran but now finds herself stuck as a migrant in Croatia. Plus, we explore the language gap between North and South Korean players on the unified women's Olympic ice hockey team. And, we'll find out what kids in Moscow did with their unexpected snow day.
We hear from a Palestinian American who created a hashtag to highlight stories of sexual harassment and abuse among Palestinian women. Plus, how women in Iran have been saying "no" to the mandatory wearing of the hijab. And, former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell tells us why it's so important that her country now has a gender-neutral national anthem.