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A high profile advocate for undocumented immigrants is detained by Border Patrol in Texas, while protestors face off in Arizona over the influx of underage migrants from Central America. Also, "Factory Man" chronicles the effects of globalization on the American furniture industry. Plus, the Church of England cuts down on devil talk in an effort to be more accessible.
Israel's offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip puts one group of Israelis in a complicated position — those with Israeli citizenship but Palestinian heritage. Plus, teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai lends her name and support to find the more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram. Also today, we remember South African novelist and anti-apartheid activist Nadine Gordimer.
Germaine Greer made a name for herself back in the 60s and 70s as a feminist writer. Her latest book is about her turn towards environmentalism, which started on a visit to Australia. Plus, an interview with a reporter in Honduras who's been looking at the violence there and the impact it's having on immigration to the United States. Also, Isidoro the Ocelot chooses this weekend's World Cup winner...and has a surprise, family-related announcement.
There are allegations that the NSA has been snooping on Muslim-Americans in the United States ... meantime, ongoing revelations of US spying in Germany are ruffling US-German relations. Plus, doping in Major League Baseball and the journey from Belize to Miami, by way of many Latin American countries. And the ancient Greek version of kevlar — linen.
There's a defeat...and then there's what Brazil experienced yesterday at the World Cup. What does it all mean for Brazil? Also, we've been hearing about young Central Americans making the trek north to the US... we profile two young Guatemalans who crossed the border illegally and are hoping to stay. And in the midst of rocket fire and air-strikes, we check in with a Palestinian and an Israeli on both sides of the border.
With violence flaring once again in the Middle East, we take you to Gaza to try to get a sense of how everyday life is being affected. Plus, amid renewed violence in Iraq we look at the role water — or lack of it — plays in the conflict. And, the fields have taken a beating during The World Cup, but for the most part, it looks like the grass has held up well. We wondered — where does that grass come from? You'll be surprised to find out.