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The Trump-Kim summit is still on schedule to take place next week. Of course, it's been huge news here in the US. But how is the state-controlled news media covering the story inside North Korea? Plus, a mother and daughter are separated by authorities at the US border. Now, the child is in Florida and her mom has been deported. Also, a Swedish journalist has done some new work about a subject still considered a source of shame in so many places around the globe: menstruation.
President Donald Trump is holding a special iftar dinner at the White House in observance of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Also, part two of our story from Peru, about one woman's stand against a big US mining company. Plus, Robert F. Kennedy's 1966 speech upholding the values of equality and justice during a visit to apartheid-era South Africa.
Today, we meet Sunitha Krishnan, an activist in India who has devoted her career to helping women and girls avoid being trafficked for sex or slave labor. Also, a US mining company wants to set up a new gold mind in Peru, but a potato-farming woman stands in the way. Plus, how the immigrant spirit influenced the spiciest memelord on Jeopardy.
A Kremlin critic who helped stage his own death in Ukraine says he was faced with a stark choice between preserving his ethics and saving his life. That's where we start today. Also, the daughter of a covert CIA agent talks about growing up in a real-life spy family. Plus, Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group in America, so why aren't there more Asian American studies programs at US universities?
The Trump administration announced new tariffs aimed at steel and aluminum imports from Europe, Canada and Mexico. We'll find out what that means for US businesses and consumers. Plus, a new project called "Rent-a-Jew" is aiming to educate Germans and stop the rise of anti-Semitism. And the descendants of Alaska Natives who were taken prisoner by the Japanese during World War II get to return to their ancestral home: the island of Attu in the Aleutian chain.
A new Harvard study estimates that nearly 5,000 Puerto Ricans died as a result of Hurricane Maria and its aftermath. The official death toll stands at 64. We'll speak with Ruben Ramos Colon, who lost his mother to a routine infection following the storm. Plus, we'll fact-check those claims that the US government has lost track of 1,500 immigrant kids. And we delve into World War II history with the story of Attu, an Aleutian island that was taken by the Japanese during the war.