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France isn't looking or smelling too good right now. A garbage strike means the trash is piling up, and recent flooding has left the riverbanks covered in muck — and this, on the eve of the European soccer tournament. Plus, a group of Canadian volunteers is desperate to sponsor a Syrian refugee family. They've done all the prep, but there's a catch: There aren't enough Syrians to go around. We also hear about a Colombian who bullfights, plays a mean guitar and can perfectly imitate a donkey — all at the same time!
A view from overseas on Hillary Clinton's new status as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee: We hear from a Clinton supporter in Sweden. Also, a conversation with a Marine who fought and drew his way through two tours of duty in Iraq. He's the creator of a comic strip called “Terminal Lance,” and now the author of a new graphic novel called “The White Donkey.” Plus, we dive into an encyclopedia written in a made-up, incomprehensible script.
New York's governor issued an executive order recently that calls for state agencies to refrain from doing business with companies that back a boycott of Israel. Host Carol Hills checks in with voices on both sides of that debate. Plus, the Iraqi army is pushing to take back Fallujah from ISIS. Also, Harry Potter fans can rejoice. A new play opens in London tonight. It's called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, but the play has caused controversy because of the actress who has been cast as Hermione.
With Tuesday's primary in California, we meet a father and daughter who are on opposite sides of the political debate. Plus, we hear about Muhammad Ali's visit to Iran in 1993. Later, it's time to get your Tijuana Brass on. We have an extended conversation with trumpeter and band-leader Herb Alpert.
First today, we take a look ahead to this weekend's mid-term elections in Mexico. The traditional parties are being shaken up by a few independent candidates who are polling well. From our history desk, we hear about some newly found, ancient Latin documents in Britain. Also, the richest eight families in Florence, Italy have held on to their wealth for six centuries. Plus, some African folk tunes get a modern-day remix.
We hear about the parody Twitter account called @DarthPutinKGB, which was suspended temporarily earlier this week. It seems the Kremlin isn't fond of those who poke fun at Russia's president. Also, what actually happens to the electronics we try to recycle here in the United States? Plus, we talk about the dagger that used to belong to King Tut was made of iron ore — that came from a meteorite.