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Yesterday's deadly attack on Baton Rouge police officers makes for a grim backdrop to the opening of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The World's Leo Hornak and Maria Murriel are both there. Leo takes the pulse of Trump supporters at a biker rally, and Maria speaks to Native Lives Matter protesters. Then we head to Turkey to hear about the aftermath of Friday night's attempted military coup. Turkish authorities are rounding up thousands of military and government personnel supposedly involved in trying to overthrow the government. Finally, we ask this question: Can breadfruit solve world hunger?
Today we bring you late-breaking news of a military coup in Turkey, plus the latest on the attack in the French city of Nice, where more than 80 people were killed Thursday when a truck drove through crowds of Bastille Day revelers. We hear what it means for the French to be living in a seemingly never-ending state of emergency. Plus, a spike in anti-Muslim rhetoric here in the US. And a preview of our coverage of next week's Republican National Convention. (This episode was recorded at 6 p.m. EST.)
Wednesday on The World we hear from Dallas area Imam Omar Suleiman. He spoke at Tuesday's memorial service for the five police officers who were killed last week in an ambush. Plus, one of the few things Russians and Ukrainians can agree on these days — television. And, why Larry, the 10 Downing Street cat, seems to be a rock of stability amid big political changes in Britain.
President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush were in Dallas on Tuesday for a memorial service honoring the police officers killed in last week's ambush at a Black Lives Matter rally. Both speak to the racial divides plaguing the nation. Also, we'll have the story of a Liberian man who fled that country's civil war and came to America, but then decided to move back, in part because of the racism he faced in America. Plus, an international tribunal in The Hague has ruled that China's claim to much of the resources of the South China Sea has no legal basis.
Today we take a hard look at America's racial fault lines. Sometimes you have to look at a problem from the outside to better understand it. We'll give you a couple of international perspectives on the recent racially charged violence in the United States. A black British cop tells Marco Werman about how he's been stopped more than 30 times during "stop and frisk" encounters in Britain. Also, we'll head to the Bahamas to hear why the country has issued a warning to its citizens traveling to the US. Plus, we hear the amazing back story of the man who helped Portugal win the Euro 2016 soccer tournament, today on The World.