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The Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second-largest school system with more than 700,000 students, was shut down today because of a "credible threat" of violence involving backpacks and packages. We get the latest from Los Angeles, and take a closer look at the current climate of fear here in the United States. Plus, Marco Werman and our crew are in Kenya looking at stories of women who own their own businesses. We also hear about Colombia's efforts to market itself as a tourist destination, which means overcoming the way the country is routinely portrayed in TV programs like Netflix's "Narcos."
Today, we launch a week of special coverage in our Across Women's lives project. Marco Werman is in Kenya all week, talking business with women entrepreneurs. We're calling the coverage "Owning It," as in women owning it and inspiring others to as well. Today, we'll focus on a 15-year-old girl who started her own beadwork business using an innovative savings program. Plus, President Barack Obama's at the Pentagon today, talking about strategies for battling ISIS. We'll also tell you about Australian basketball phenom Ben Simmons. How good is he? So good that ESPN is beaming all of his Louisiana State University games back home to Australia.
Donald Trump and his comments about Muslims have dominated headlines and airwaves this week — and not just here in America. Foreign correspondents based in the US are busy filing on the Trump story for their publications back home. Plus, the UN global climate summit is going into overtime, as negotiators from nearly 200 countries try to hammer out a deal. We also take you to Kenya, where our Across Women's Lives team is busy collecting stories for next week's special coverage. It's a series of reports and interviews we're calling #OwningIt, featuring women who are making a mark in business.
Amid all the cultural, social and religious strife right now, we've got the story of a Christian and a Muslim who run an Interfaith Center in Nigeria. We also have a perspective on the strategy of ISIS and where the fight against it stands. Plus, there has been an uptick in anti-Muslim harassment in the Bay Area this past week.
US lawmakers vote to restrict the program that lets some foreign nationals enter the US without a visa. Meanwhile, we also hear how the US has blocked immigration before — such as the 19th century ban on ethnic Chinese immigration and naturalization. Plus we take a look at the origin of the Philadelphia accent — in American Sign Language.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he wants to ban all Muslim travel to the United States. But the billionaire businessman might want to think twice about that — Trump has millions invested in various parts of the Muslim world. Plus, we head to Irving, Texas to hear about the recent protests against Muslim-Americans and their mosque there. We also hear an American family, which owned property in Cuba before the 1959 revolution, has filed claims to get it back. These kinds of property claims are among the thornier issues that US and Cuban officials are discussing this week in Havana.