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President Obama says US troops will stay in Afghanistan longer than previously planned, but that the mission remains the same: Training Afghan troops and counter-terrorism. We get a veteran's perspective from someone who served with the Marines in both Iraq and Afghanistan. We also speak to one of the artists hired to paint Arabic graffiti on the set of the TV series "Homeland." They produced messages, visible on camera but unnoticed by producers, that called the show "a joke" and "racist." Plus, the story of a woman who saved one of her sons from the Nazis during World War II. We hear from her great-granddaughter.
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.