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The situation in Iraq got us to thinking, what are American vets thinking, seeing a lot of their blood, sweat and tears washed away as Islamic jihadi terrorists sweep to power in a wide swath of Iraq. So we asked them — and you'll want to hear what they say. Then, we check in on a man called the 'worst World Cup referee ever.' No, he didn't officiate the game Thursday night. Plus Izzy the ocelot makes his first pick in US versus Ghana.
We're looking at the situation in Iraq again. If you want to know who this ISIS organization is, we've got you covered. Plus, is the US to blame for the sectarian violence in Iraq? And how are environmental problems influencing the situation in Nigeria with Boko Haram.
From Tikrit to Mosul, the terrorists in the ISIS organization are seizing territory and forcing the Iraqi military out. We'll check in with eye witnesses on the ground about what they're seeing. Meanwhile, in Europe, taxi drivers are protesting the ride-sharing service Uber. And we look at where the language of soccer comes from.
The situation in Iraq took a turn this week, as the country's second-largest city, Mosul, was overtaken by al-Qaeda-linked terrorists. At the same time, though, a former US soldier is returning to Iraq on a new mission: to help restore the country's wetlands. Plus we look at the influx of child immigrants pouring over the US border.
It's a beautiful show about the Beautiful Game. Today's episode is all about soccer in advance of this week's start of the World Cup in Brazil. We'll look at the state of affairs in Brazil. Will the country be ready? And we head to Canada, where a Muslim woman is finally able to play soccer while also wearing her head cover. And we check in with three Englishmen who walked 1966 kilometers to the World Cup. Spoiler: They added a dog along the way.
It's D-Day, the 70th anniversary of allied landings in northern France, the beginning of the end of Nazi-occupied Europe. We'll take a look at the deception that made the invasion a success, and we'll introduce you to a Massachusetts D-Day veteran who brings history to life for school children. Plus we go to India, where another gang rape and murder has elicited a more muted response. And a touching moment from our host, Marco Werman.