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Today we hear the story of a French father who went to Syria in a search for his sons, both of whom went to fight with ISIS. Also, President Obama's prayer breakfast had a special guest this morning: The Dalai Lama. Foreign Policy's Isaac Stone Fish has been writing about what happens to a country's trade relations with China after a meeting like that takes place. Plus, how "um's" and "ah's" have evolved and how they differ from one language to the next.
Jordan executed two Iraqi jihadis in retaliation for ISIS' gruesome killing of a Jordanian pilot; how united is Jordan in seeking vengeance? Bus service has resumed through the exclusion zone around the Fukushima nuclear power plant, but you can't get on or off. Also, an Israeli couple decides to form a gospel choir in Tel Aviv.
A rug dealer and collector has noticed a change in Afghan rug weaving in the past few years: More and more rugs are featuring images of drones. Plus, a trip to California's Central Valley to find out what the Obama Administration's recent immigration policy changes might mean for workers and farmers there. Also, naked men on panthers. They're bronze statues, and a professor at Cambridge University says that they were probably sculpted by none other than Michelangelo!
We head to eastern Ukraine, where hostilities worsen between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces. Then, we hear how Iranian American businessmen and women do business back home. Here's a hint: It's not easy, given the sanctions that the United States has in place. Also, we've got a brand new theme song, and it hits the airwaves today!
The South African government grants parole to the head of an apartheid-era covert hit squad. Plus, a visit to a Miami car shop where you can get a piston or a new windshield for your 1981 Lada; it may be the only shop in America specializing in parts for Soviet-era cars still running in Cuba. Also, a Kenyan marathon champion is banned from running for two years for doping. What will this mean for other top Kenyan runners?
The US ambassador to the UK is 44 and an audiophile, and he puts on house concerts with his favorite indie bands at the US embassy. He calls it "vinyl diplomacy." Also, Cubans in Miami satisfy their nostalgic yearnings for home at a shop that stocks Soviet-era foods. Plus, what will be Canada's official bird? The common loon is winning right now, but who knows if the snowy owl will pull ahead?