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Welcome to Vladimir Putin's reality show. It might sound like a joke, but the Russian president really does have his own reality show on Russian TV now. We'll find out more. Plus, China's investment in Africa is leaving some countries in serious debt. And, a graduate student from Pakistan prepares for a new school year. Her first since her cousin was killed during a mass shooting at a high school in Texas last May.
Some 200 years of history go up in smoke when a fire engulfs Brazil's National Museum in Rio de Janeiro — that's where we start today. Also, US funding cuts for a UN refugee agency could have a lasting impact on Palestinians in Gaza. Plus, how a linguistic anthropologist created a new language for a Hollywood movie.
Today, we start with a new proposal to name NATO's new headquarters after the late Senator John McCain, who publicly rebuked President Trump's criticism of the military alliance just last month. Also, a close look at the flow of refugees along the US-Canada border, and the agreement that regulates where they can ask for asylum. Plus, a plan that may help bring back Puerto Rico's coffee crop.
Today, we start with a new Washington Post story that reveals an increase in the number of people with American birth certificates whose US citizenship is being questioned. And then, our history guy, Chris Woolf, looks at what a joint Russia-China-Mongolia military exercise may mean. And Karim Asir, also known as "Afghani Charlie Chaplin," is just like you’d picture him.
It's been almost a year since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Now the official death toll has been revised from 64 to 2,975. What does the new number tell us? Also, how a US cut in funding for the Palestinians could end up shutting down schools in the Gaza Strip. And, Russian President Putin uncharacteristically backs down on a policy, specifically on pension reform.
What really changes with a new trade agreement between the US and Mexico? The two countries have agreed on several updates to NAFTA and President Trump has indicated he's okay with moving forward without Canada if they don't agree to sign on. Also, the environment minister in France resigns during a live radio interview in frustration at his failure to push through an environmental agenda. And, the story behind the black bodysuit Serena Williams wore at the French Open and why tournament officials decided to ban it.