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PRI's The World: 9/12/2014 How does the so-called "coalition" expect to tackle the ISIS threat and how exactly does ISIS recruit young Western women to their cause? Plus, a visit to a building in Venezuela that's been dubbed "the world's largest squat," and how the government is now trying to clear it out. And, a look at this weekend's New York dance-fest, Turntables on the Hudson.
PRI's The World: 9/11/2014 13 years after the Al-Qaeda attacks of September 11th, America once again braces for war. But President Obama says it's a different target and a different kind of war. This time, the target is the Islamic State ? or ISIS ? and the war, the President says, will involve targeted air strikes and very few boots on the ground. Plus, we'll take you to Libya, where the talk is of the second anniversary of the attacks on the US mission in Benghazi. And, a new UN study shows that the ozone layer may be healing itself, at least in part because the world came together years ago and decided to stop using aerosol sprays.
9/10/2014 President Obama will outline his plans to combat the extremist group, ISIS. We'll assess ISIS's military capabilities. Also, we have the incredible story of the Green Prince. The son of a Hamas leader, he's recruited by Israeli intelligence to spy on his family and his own people. And, from Shanghai ? Western actors who get cast as the "experts" in Chinese ads for everything from long underwear to milk powder.
World Headlines
Hollande warns of global IS threat French President Francois Hollande tells a Paris summit that the global threat posed by Islamic State must meet a global response.
Sweden victor vows no far-right pact Swedish Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven says he is ready to start coalition talks after winning elections, but will not work with the far right.
Abbott governs from indigenous area Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is spending a week governing the country from a remote indigenous community in the Northern Territory.
You love my job: JPL's Bobak Ferdowsi
NASA's mohawk guy sounds like he has a dream job, but his days in the office are a lot like the terrestrial jobs on earth.
That extra chair in your home office? Rent it out
A startup does for home offices what Airbnb does for spare couches.
Weekly Wrap: Hubub at Apple
Kai talked with Felix Salmon and Leigh Gallagher about the week that was.
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