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The verdicts are in from Britain's scandal-ridden phone hacking trial. One of Rupert Murdoch's top editors, Rebekah Brooks, was acquitted, but her colleague and one-time lover, Andy Coulson, was convicted of conspiring to intercept phone calls. Also, British families whose sons are believed to be fighting with Sunni extremist groups in Syria and Iraq. And, what the Washington Redskins decision might mean for a Canadian pro football team called the Edmonton Eskimos.
Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad. Maliki says there will be a new Iraqi government by July 1. And in Egypt, the verdict and sentencing of the three Al Jazeera journalists. A UN human rights chief accuses authorities in Cairo of "crushing" the news media. Plus, a Flemish musical about WWI is a blockbuster in Belgium.
A spokesman for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki tells host Marco Werman what the discussion in Maliki's political party has been like. And, a Pakistani cartoonist describes how challenging it is to document democracy and extremism in a country where certain images are banned. Plus, a campaign to clean up racial and ethnic slurs heard in Univision's World Cup coverage.
PRI's The World and The Takeaway team up to air a special program called: "The End of Iraq?" Hosts Marco Werman and John Hockenberry dive into the questions our listeners have been posing and explore what the current crisis means for Iraq, the United States,and our collective future. Voices include Iraq's ambassador to the United States, analysis from Todd Zwillich about Washington's potential military options, and the views from those who served, and those who live, in Iraq.
Tuesday on The World, we bring you the amazing story of Nepal's child goddess. Nepali Hindus and Buddhists all worship this girl, known as a kumari, and we have an exclusive interview to share. Also Tuesday, why doesn't it make sense to intervene in Iraq but not in Syria. And what'd you do for the environment today? An Indiana game show tackles climate change.
In Baghdad fears of continued sectarian violence are mounting. We'll break down Iraq's now-stark sectarian lines. Plus, a reporter tells us about her conversations with Iraqi Army deserters in the north. Also on Tuesday, would the US and Iran really collaborate over Iraq? What are the signals? And, we check with our favorite World Cup prognosticator, Izzy the Ocelot.