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Today we take a look at profane insults and America's global status. The Philippines' president made waves when he used a curse word in apparent reference to President Barack Obama. He's since expressed regret, but still standing by his main point: that the US has no right to come in and tell him what to do. Plus, we'll explore the colorful world of high-level insults throughout history. Also, speaking of insults ... wait until you hear what goes down in a new track by rap group Run the Jewels — or, better yet, where it goes down.
On this Labor Day, we celebrate the work of two doctors. One is a British physician who spent time this summer on a Doctors Without Borders rescue boat patrolling the seas between Libya and Italy. The other is an Indian microbiologist who uncovered the presence of HIV in India as part of her dissertation work 30 years ago. Plus, we hear how refugees and Germans are dealing with culture clash at German swimming pools.
President Barack Obama is traveling to China this weekend for the G20 summit. It's being billed as "the most significant gathering of world leaders in China's history." We'll have a preview. Plus, as Obama heads east, he's seeking to cement his legacy on protecting the environment. We take a look at what might happen to that legacy after he leaves office. We also catch up with some scientists studying a rare annular eclipse in East Africa.
Thousands take to the streets in Venezuela to protest their government. Plus, a society of highly successful immigrants have formed a kind of secret club here in the United States. Also, beware the barbecue brush. That wire brush you use to clean your grill grates could be really dangerous for you.
Wednesday on The World, Donald Trump goes to Mexico City and meets with the Mexican President. Also, we'll hear from an employee at a Trump restaurant — he's an undocumented immigrant. And, we speak with a muralist who embraces the joy of painting weeds.
The European Union tells Apple to pay a major tax bill. Also, is supersonic air travel set to make a comeback? Plus, in South Africa, a school is trying to make young black women straighten their hair and cut off dreadlocks. Students protested, and now authorities have ordered the school to reverse its policies.