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The UK raises its terror alert level from "substantial" to "severe" in light of the developments in Syria and Iraq. Also, a weapons researcher analyzes online photos and videos for clues to the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East. And the Hello Kitty phenomenon and its roots.
Many are wondering whether the lack of diversity on the Ferguson police force in Missouri has played a role in the recent violence there. We speak with Christopher Dickey, Paris bureau chief for The Daily Beast, about whether French police forces are any more diverse, and whether such diversity even makes much of a difference. And speaking of diversity on police forces, we meet the first and only Kurdish cop in Nashville, Tennessee. Plus, a photographer travels the globe to get the perfect shark photo.
There's been a fourth night of clashes between protesters in the town of Ferguson, Missouri and local police. There are quite a few reporters from foreign news outlets on the ground in Ferguson. We'll touch base with them to see how they're covering events in Missouri, and how the situation compares to what they've seen in their home countries. Also, the bifurcated life of writer Claire Hajaj. Her mother is Israeli — her father is Palestinian. The recent conflict in Gaza has split her family between support for Israel, and support for the Palestinians.
We head to Gaza and find out how Palestinians are feeling ahead of a 72 hour cease-fire that's due to expire on Wednesday. And, you'll hear about the anti-Israel song that Israelis are, strangely enough, dancing to in the nightclubs. Also, how Crimea's recent annexation by Russia is changing tourism there.
"Good Morning, Vietnam...." and farewell, Robin Williams. Fond remembrances have been pouring in from all over the world, especially from US service personnel. During his career, Williams performed at many USO events overseas. We'll tap into our community of veterans to hear from some who remember those shows and Williams. Also, we head to the ground in northern Iraq to hear from a photojournalist who's embedded with Kurdish fighters. Plus, it's summer and that means vacation. Some people like National Parks — others the Eiffel Tower — and others come from thousands of miles away to visit Superfund sites in New York City.
Could Islamic militants in Iraq threaten Americans? Maybe. Also, a family checks in on their deserted Israeli community along the Gaza border. And, the Texas no man’s land known as 'North Mexico.'