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Today we hear about new research on the diversity of life on Earth. It turns out that on the so-called "Tree of Life," humans occupy a branch that scientists say keeps getting smaller and smaller. It's a world of one-cell organisms and we're just living in it. Also, are revelations that British Prime Minister David Cameron is mentioned in the Panama Papers enough to bring down his government? Plus, it's "maps full of monsters" Monday.
Secretary of State John Kerry made a surprise visit to Baghdad this week and vowed the US would do more in the fight against ISIS in northern Iraq. We speak with the Kurdistan Regional Government's representative to the United States about how that fight is going. Also, Pope Francis calls for the Catholic Church to be more compassionate toward "imperfect" Catholics, such as those who have divorced and remarried. Plus, Venezuela tries out Furlough Fridays.
Today, we head to Panama to find out how the country is reacting to the revelation that one Panama-based law firm there helped leaders, billionaires and celebrities all over the globe hide their money in offshore accounts. Also, continental Europe launches an effort to get the British excited about staying in the European Union. A group called "Please Don't Go UK" is launching a campaign this month called #hugabrit. The plan is to "send a love bomb to the British people, because we think the EU is a project worth fighting for." Plus, we hear from some Haitian musicians who took the New York City subway by storm.
Today we hear what Mexicans think of Donald Trump's latest idea: Cutting off remittances to Mexico. Also, the division and hate that linger in one Nigerian town, even after extremists are pushed out. Plus, London's famed Savile Row gets a new tailor — the first woman to have her own name above the shop door.
Today we talk about the Panama Papers and what it's like to play the offshore shell game. Plus, how do Latinos vote, and is there such a thing as one Latino identity? The answer is complicated. We also take a road trip to a part of eastern Canada where the locals speak Chiac, a French dialect that includes a bunch of English words.
Documents from a Panamanian law firm and leaked to a coalition of news organizations allegedly show how offshore financial centers are used by the rich and powerful to hide their fortunes. The scandal touches everyone from Russian President Vladimir Putin to global soccer superstar Lionel Messi. We also follow up on a story involving women freed from Boko Haram slave camps. For many of them, freedom doesn't mean the end of their nightmare. Plus, host Marco Werman has an appreciation of the late Argentine jazz great Gato Barbieri.