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The heartbreaking story of prominent human rights activist assassinated on Wednesday in Benghazi, just hours after casting her ballot in Libya's general election. Plus, a former US counterterrorism official helps us with your questions about who's funding the ISIS rebels in Syria and Iraq and how they move their money around. And, Hong Kong's experiment with democracy is making Beijing angry.
A resident of Mosul who is living under ISIS control in Iraq. Plus, a look back at the the last big wave of Central American migrants and how it compares to what we're seeing today. And, a military historian turned renowned cheesemonger.
The verdicts are in from Britain's scandal-ridden phone hacking trial. One of Rupert Murdoch's top editors, Rebekah Brooks, was acquitted, but her colleague and one-time lover, Andy Coulson, was convicted of conspiring to intercept phone calls. Also, British families whose sons are believed to be fighting with Sunni extremist groups in Syria and Iraq. And, what the Washington Redskins decision might mean for a Canadian pro football team called the Edmonton Eskimos.
Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad. Maliki says there will be a new Iraqi government by July 1. And in Egypt, the verdict and sentencing of the three Al Jazeera journalists. A UN human rights chief accuses authorities in Cairo of "crushing" the news media. Plus, a Flemish musical about WWI is a blockbuster in Belgium.
A spokesman for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki tells host Marco Werman what the discussion in Maliki's political party has been like. And, a Pakistani cartoonist describes how challenging it is to document democracy and extremism in a country where certain images are banned. Plus, a campaign to clean up racial and ethnic slurs heard in Univision's World Cup coverage.
PRI's The World and The Takeaway team up to air a special program called: "The End of Iraq?" Hosts Marco Werman and John Hockenberry dive into the questions our listeners have been posing and explore what the current crisis means for Iraq, the United States,and our collective future. Voices include Iraq's ambassador to the United States, analysis from Todd Zwillich about Washington's potential military options, and the views from those who served, and those who live, in Iraq.