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Today, we hear from one of the Western journalists invited by the North Korean government to report on a rare political congress in Pyongyang. We also take you to Las Vegas where green card holders are trying to get their citizenship in time for the November presidential elections. Plus, why does a lake in Venezuela get more lightning strikes per year than anywhere else in the world?
You've heard about American jobs being outsourced to workers in foreign countries. Well, the good news is that some of those jobs are coming back, but there's a downside. Those "insourced" jobs are increasingly being given to robots and computers. Also, we pay a visit to one of the restaurants North Korea has opened around the globe to connect with those outside the Hermit Kingdom. Plus, Scottish police answer the NYPD's call to perform a hip-hop dance called The Running Man.
He's brash. He's controversial. And he's winning over a sizable portion of the electorate. He's ... Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines. Some are calling him the "Filipino Trump." We also have the story of a Boston high school student who's originally from Brazil. Last year, when she started applying to colleges in the United States, she found out how much of a labyrinth America's immigration laws can be. Plus, we hear about the link between author Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the Colombian folk music known as Vallenato.
Some 80,000 Canadians flee their town as it catches fire. We do a drive through. Also, electioneering in London gets ugly as racial politics enter the mix. Plus, we'll hear why some pirates on the high seas are no longer targeting oil tankers the way they used to.
The Olympic flame has arrived in Brazil — but is the country ready to host the Summer Games? Also, remember the 5-year-old Afghan boy who was wearing a soccer jersey made from a plastic bag? The picture went viral a while back. The makeshift jersey was made to look like the one worn by the boy's hero, Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi. Messi responded by sending him a real jersey. Now the kid's family in Afghanistan has gotten threats, and they've had to flee to Pakistan. Plus, how Leicester City — the unlikeliest of English Premier League soccer champions — got a little help from some local Buddhist monks.
Baghdad was the scene of some drama over the weekend when protesters stormed the so-called Green Zone, and occupied the country's parliament. Also, Puerto Rico, a US territory, is set to default on hundreds of millions of dollars in debt. The island's governor says it's the only way to protect essential services on the island. Plus, an exhibit in London explores the women of the punk rock scene back in the 1980s.