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Surgical mask sales are up, and more than 1,000 schools are closed in South Korea as the country tries to contain the virus known as MERS. Also, we bring you the story of a man who tested positive for HIV decades ago, but never developed symptoms. For the past 20 years he's donated blood every month, so that doctors can figure out why he's remained asymptomatic. Plus, we hear a preview for the Women's World Cup — which is being overshadowed by the recent scandals involving world soccer's governing body, FIFA.
What caused authorities to shoot and kill a man under investigation in a terrorism case in Boston? We hear more about what goes into such investigations. We also hear why the Iraqi army can't seem to win against ISIS, and why Cuban authorities came down on a performance artist over her staged reading of a 50-year-old book.
Caitlyn Jenner made her debut on the Vanity Fair cover on Monday announcing her change from being known as former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner — and sparking conversations globally on transgender rights. Also, we hear a story from the Balkans on the current wave of nostalgia for the old Cold War days of Yugoslavia and Tito. Plus, some say the mobile phone is killing the internet cafe, and we'll tell you how.
Key provisions of the Patriot Act have expired. While Congress and the Obama administration wrangle in Washington, we head to Canada to hear about the Canadian version of the Patriot Act, and what kind of debate that's causing north of the border. Plus, new rules went into effect in Beijing today, outlawing smoking in public places. It's sure to cause a stir in a place where well over half of adult men smoke. Also, every year New York's transit authority holds auditions for musicians to play in the subway, and many of the musicians who apply come from all over. We tag along at this year's auditions.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter hangs on to his job despite a major corruption scandal under his watch. Also, we hear a reaction from Duluth, Minnesota, to a proposed international "bee habitat corridor" that would go right through town. Plus, we bring you a story about a new graphic novel about a Tel Aviv blues bar that was hit by a suicide bomber.
What is FIFA? Depending on who you ask, it is either a positive force in the sporting world or it's an old-boys network, rife with some of the worst corruption imaginable. Meanwhile, Russia has wasted no time in accusing the US of over-reaching in going after high-level FIFA officials on corruption charges. Plus, we hear how a 10 percent tax on feminine hygiene products has Australian women out in the streets protesting.