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So just how big a threat is climate change to our national security? Climate change got a lot of mentions last night during the Democrats' presidential candidate debate. Bernie Sanders said it was the biggest national security threat, and Martin O'Malley said climate change could act as a threat multiplier, making other problems facing the US even worse. Also, Denmark was in the debate spotlight, too — praised by one candidate for offering generous benefits to its citizens, dismissed by another as too small to be compared to the US. A Danish broadcasting news director tells us how that went down among Danes. Plus, the US releases its annual report on religious freedom around the globe.
The Democratic candidates may not want to talk about foreign policy during tonight's debate. But they're going to have to, and we hear why. Also, Russia has its own spin on the investigation into the missile strike that downed a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine last year. Plus, we hear about the move to cover up Playboy's playmates. It isn't all about the brand.
We gauge the mood in the wake of the bombings in Ankara over the weekend, which claimed the lives of nearly 100 people, from eastern Turkey to the Kurdish region of Turkey near the Syrian border. Later, we ask if being multilingual helps stave off the effects of dementia. Plus, we'll hear about the annual beach sculpture competition in Bermuda.
Today we bring you the story behind this year's Nobel Peace Prize winners, the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet. We also hear about a photographer's effort to document the things that ended up in the trash at an immigrant processing facility in Arizona. Plus, a VW dealer in Colorado weighs in on the company's recent woes.
Coral reefs are in big trouble worldwide. We'll examine the role climate change plays and what the solutions are. Plus, we hear about an athlete called "Faker." He lives in Seoul and has been dubbed the Lebron James of computer gaming. Also, you've never heard an Irish band quite like Hare Squead. They're a group based in Dublin, with roots in Congo and Egypt.
The humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders demands an independent probe into the deadly US air strike on its Afghan hospital. Also, Kurdish activists accuse Facebook of censoring what they post. Plus, the grandmaster of international spy thrillers, Frederick Forsyth, talks about his new autobiography.