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April 27, 2017
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Foreign aid takes a hit, Coke and Pepsi team up to fix Mexico's water problems, and a rhino takes to Tinder On the show today, two former directors of USAID, one a Democrat and one a Republican, weigh in on Donald Trump's plans to slash foreign aid. Plus, we'll tell you about a water project in Monterrey, Mexico that's bringing two big corporate rivals together. And we introduce you to the hottest endangered white rhino on the dating app, Tinder. His name is Sudan, and he loves to eat grass and chill out in the mud.
Three Americans in North Korean detention, Trump wants to get to Mars, El Chapo hates his American prison Amid all the threatening nuclear talk from North Korea, the detention of three Americans by North Korea is not getting much attention. Also, Mexican drug lord El Chapo isn't too happy with his prison digs in New York. Plus, a perspective on climate change from the point of view of a mussel.
Showdown over Trump's wall, a new political landscape in France, "Almost Asian" Today: Could the battle over who pays for President Trump's border wall with Mexico lead to a government shutdown? Plus, a twist on studying abroad in Minnesota. And the web series "Almost Asian."
World Headlines
North Korea: US vows sanctions and will activate Thaad system 'within days' The Thaad system to protect South Korea from the North will be activated "within days", says the US.
Syria war: 'Israeli strike' hits military site near Damascus airport Unconfirmed reports say an Israeli strike targeted an arms supply hub operated by Hezbollah.
Brexit: Chancellor Merkel warns UK on scope of talks with EU Angela Merkel says the future UK-EU relationship can only be discussed once exit issues are resolved.
United will now give passengers up to $10,000 to give up their seat
CEO Oscar Munoz talks to us about what the airline did wrong and how it's moving forward.
ESPN cuts jobs as cost of sports broadcast rights increases
Majority of Americans feel 'forgotten' by government
Poll respondents are cynical about Washington politicians and distrust them.
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