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In the wake of the televised killing of two journalists in Virginia yesterday, and the spread of the grisly images via social media, we turn to someone who studies the role of the Internet in society and the similarities with the way ISIS militants have used video and social media. We also hear why news sites in China went big with the Virginia shooting story. Plus, a toucan in Brazil gets a replacement beak — using a 3D printer.
Donald Trump and Univision's Jorge Ramos had a heated exchange about immigration during a live press conference. Also, a shrinking Chinese economy is bad news for the US auto industry. Plus, forget cows and pigs, farmers in California want you to eat crickets.
Investors at a trading house in Beijing are in shock after losing a lot of money as their stocks plunged in value in recent days. Meanwhile, the Chinese economic collapse is also reverberating in Brazil, a country that depends heavily on exports of raw materials. Plus, why are so many foods we buy here in the US suddenly flavored with lime? Hint: it has to do with the ever-growing purchasing power of Latino consumers.
Three Americans are being hailed as heroes in France, but what's the lesson? One of the Americans who helped stop a terrorist attack aboard a Paris-bound train has said that for him the lesson is that everyone should be prepared — just in case. A counter-terrorism expert isn't so sure. Plus, we check in with what's happening to stock markets around the world. Also, we hear about an attempt to raise a storied ship from beneath the sea using large balloons.
Who doesn't love a good spy story? We have a tale of Cold War espionage involving a British agent spying for the Soviets in New York. Also, the prime minister in Greece resigned Thursday and called for new elections. Now the opposition says they will attempt to form a new coalition government to avoid a vote. Plus, what does Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 film "Apocalypse Now" have to do with the start of surfing in the Philippines?
Today, we're talking about transportation. One expert describes our passenger rail network and what we can learn from other countries to make it better. Later, we move to pedal power and a problem in Amsterdam where abandoned bikes litter city streets. One college kid thinks he's found the solution, and if you live in Minneapolis, or Boston, or even New York, it might be familiar to you. Plus, we take a culinary tour of Cuba.