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Is the US war on ISIS legal? Today, we learn about one Army captain doesn't think so, because Congress hasn't officially signed off on the war against the extremist group. And he's suing to prove his point. Also, a community living outside Medellín, Colombia, has converted to Orthodox Judaism. Before that, the members belonged to a Protestant megachurch. Plus, Marco speaks with cellist Yo-Yo Ma about his Silk Road project, and how it's helped foster new friendships, and new musical collaborations around the globe, over the years.
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump gets a lot of media attention, but he's made it difficult for the foreign press to cover his events. Also today, we turn to the Philippines where the new president-elect has been compared to Donald Trump. Also, we catch up with a British art forger who now uses his talents legitimately, making legal copies of famous paintings.
Today, we hear from one of the Western journalists invited by the North Korean government to report on a rare political congress in Pyongyang. We also take you to Las Vegas where green card holders are trying to get their citizenship in time for the November presidential elections. Plus, why does a lake in Venezuela get more lightning strikes per year than anywhere else in the world?
You've heard about American jobs being outsourced to workers in foreign countries. Well, the good news is that some of those jobs are coming back, but there's a downside. Those "insourced" jobs are increasingly being given to robots and computers. Also, we pay a visit to one of the restaurants North Korea has opened around the globe to connect with those outside the Hermit Kingdom. Plus, Scottish police answer the NYPD's call to perform a hip-hop dance called The Running Man.
He's brash. He's controversial. And he's winning over a sizable portion of the electorate. He's ... Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines. Some are calling him the "Filipino Trump." We also have the story of a Boston high school student who's originally from Brazil. Last year, when she started applying to colleges in the United States, she found out how much of a labyrinth America's immigration laws can be. Plus, we hear about the link between author Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the Colombian folk music known as Vallenato.
Some 80,000 Canadians flee their town as it catches fire. We do a drive through. Also, electioneering in London gets ugly as racial politics enter the mix. Plus, we'll hear why some pirates on the high seas are no longer targeting oil tankers the way they used to.