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Who would feel the pinch if Homeland Security funding is frozen? We ask a former department official. And we look at the future of energy in the US — beyond the Keystone Pipeline debate. Also, let us tell you about an American chef who entered Italy's top pizza competition took home the top prize.
In northern Syria, dozens of Christians have been abducted by ISIS. We'll find out more about these Christian communities, and why they're being targeted by Islamic militants. Plus, Parisians have been wondering why drones are flying around some of the city's most famous monuments. No one seems to know who is piloting them, or why. And remember the Datsun Z-car? The man behind it died recently at the age of 105. We'll find out more about the life and work of Yutaka Katayama.
A primary goal for the European Union is to keep Greece from leaving the Euro, but one scholar argues it's not Greece that should leave, but Germany. Also, we get a Mexican reaction to Alejandro González Iñárritu's Oscar win for "Birdman." Plus, the Flying Spaghetti Monster: an object of worship for a small church in German leader Angela Merkel's hometown.
Video journalist Mona El-Naggar tells us the story of a young Egyptian who went from a normal middle-class life near Cairo to fighting with ISIS in Syria. Venezuela accuses the mayor of its capital, Caracas, of plotting a coup together with the US. Plus, a unique Carnival celebration in Panama features devils who run around armed with whips.
Today we learn some of the many ways that extremist recruiters are reaching out to Muslim Americans — and about the efforts to counter that recruitment drive. Later we'll hear how a massive new canal between the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans could transform the huge lake in the middle of Nicaragua. Plus, a young woman in Britain signs up for a one-way ticket to Mars.
Today we hear more about the efforts to counter ISIS' extremist message. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin is trying — and succeeding, it seems — to outmaneuver his Western rivals in the struggle over Ukraine. Plus, Chinese shoppers are busy buying imported fruit to celebrate the lunar New Year in Shanghai.