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May 31, 2016
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PRI's The World: 05/31/2016 We hear one refugee's response to discrimination she's witnessed in Europe, and we also hear the lengths that Thailand's military rulers will go to shut down dissent. Plus, do you know the difference between a phizzwizzard and a trogglehumper? Those are words you would encounter in stories written by Roald Dahl. In honor of the centenary of the author's birth, a special Roald Dahl dictionary has just been published in Britain.
PRI's The World: 05/30/2016 Today, we ask why Memorial Day can sometimes feel awkward for veterans. We also get an update from Guantanamo where pre-trial proceedings begin for the self-described 9/11 mastermind and his alleged co-conspirators. Plus, we hear music from a New Zealander whose work could be described as "Americana," but he says this kind of music doesn't belong just to Americans.
PRI's The World: 05/27/2016 President Obama visited Hiroshima today, making him the first sitting US president to do so. While Obama didn't apologize for the nuclear attack on the city more than 70 years ago, he did call for an end to all nuclear weapons. We ask our community of veterans their reactions to the president's trip. Plus we learn about a new generation of Japanese students who are trying to make political protests more a part of everyday life, and a Russian trying to save an endangered indigenous language in Japan called Ainu.
World Headlines
US warns of Europe terror threat The US warns that the Euro 2016 football championship being held in France next month could be a target of militant attacks.
Green energy surges to record levels The world added far more renewable energy sources than fossil fuels in 2015, with developing countries overtaking richer nations on green spending.
Police to investigate gorilla shooting Police are to investigate the circumstances around the killing of a gorilla at Cincinnati Zoo after a three-year-old boy fell into his enclosure.
Verizon's deal puts more U.S. call center to work
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Consumer spending surged in April. Why?
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The next great global glut: plastic
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