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Today we hear about Boko Haram hostages who were rescued in a Nigerian forest — and what their futures hold for them. Also, it's likely that the ferry from Cuba to Florida may be back. We hear what the ride used to be like, and may soon be like again. Plus, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is opening an exhibit in a small, resort town in Wyoming.
ISIS says "two soldiers of the caliphate" were responsible for Sunday's attack at a Texas contest for Muhammad cartoons. It's the first time the group has claimed responsibility for an attack in the United States. We'll have more. Also, both France and Canada consider enhanced anti-terror legislation. Plus, today is Cinco de Mayo, and probably the only reason you know about this Mexican holiday is because of the company that makes Corona beer.
We are staying on top of developments in Texas, in the wake of a shooting at an event featuring cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad this weekend. We'll chat with a Muslim leader in the Garland, Texas, area where the shooting took place, and examine the similarities and differences in this attack and the one on Charlie Hebdo in Paris earlier this year. Also, we bring you the story of an artist in Nicaragua who is using graffiti to help young women chart new courses for themselves. Plus, writer Tom Downey gives us his "Ten Commandments of Sushi."
Tesla debuts a battery system for the home that would be powered by renewable energy and hopefully help people get off the grid altogether, but will the price be right for consumers? And what happens when the battery runs out? Plus, staying on the tech front, we hear how drones are being used to help recovery and relief efforts in Nepal. Also, a Vietnamese refugee tells us his story, and remembers coming to terms with such American things as Scooby Doo cartoons and Halloween.
Ten men in Pakistan received 25-year prison sentences for the shooting of Malala Yousafzai. Also, from Nigeria, more than 100 children who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram have been rescued by authorities, but the kidnapped girls who sparked the #BringBackOurGirls campaign over a year ago remain missing. Plus, a daughter goes in search of her mother, who was North Vietnam's first female war correspondent.
We continue to follow developments in Nepal following Saturday's earthquake, where in many cases, basic needs such as shelter, food and water are still not being met. We also continue to follow developments in Baltimore. Today, the Orioles game is being played in an empty stadium. Major League Baseball says it's a first for them, but it's happened plenty of times in the world of soccer. Plus, in Ecuador, residents love the two dollar bill. In fact, they can't get enough of them.