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Dominique Moceanu won Olympic gold in gymnastics in 1996. But she says she went through years of abuse from her coaches and her father. She joined us to tell her story, and to comment on the recent sentencing of Larry Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics doctor found guilty of sexually abusing young athletes. Also, the director of an Oscar-nominated film tells us how the film's subject matter got him arrested back home in Lebanon. And some good news from Puerto Rico concerning an effort to rescue puppies and kittens.
Two former US diplomats discuss America's interests around the globe and talk about the power of diplomacy to change hearts, minds and history. Plus, extreme weather in Guatemala is hurting the ability of some families to feed their kids. And writer Ursula K. Le Guin has died at the age of 88. She will be remembered for the amazing fictional worlds she created ... not to mention more than a few languages.
We say farewell to Hugh Masekela. The South African trumpeter and anti-apartheid activist died on Tuesday at the age of 78. Plus, we learn how new tariffs on imported solar panels could impact consumers and companies here in the US. And, we start our series on kids and climate change.
The US government is open for business again following a Senate compromise. But it got us wondering: How do other nations deal with government dysfunction? Also, we gauge US influence in the Middle East as Vice President Mike Pence continues his tour of the region. Plus, a weekend of Women's Marches across the globe.
As part of our DACA Diaries series, today a young woman from Zambia talks about her struggles of not only being undocumented, but also being black. Plus, two takes on the Bitcoin craze. And a rare look inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
A young Iraqi tells us how ISIS destroyed his Christian faith. A young woman in Texas is planning for college even as she faces possible deportation. And Cape Town, South Africa, is literally running out of water.