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August 27, 2014
PRI's The World: 8/26/2014 Libya is back in the news as the UAE launches airstrikes against rebel militias in a move that surprised the United States. Plus, President Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, which could be a precursor to air strikes against rebels there. And Marco goes to see one of four original copies of the Magna Carta, currently at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
PRI's The World: 8/25/2014 Who is Theo Curtis? We hear from a friend of the American writer released yesterday by militants in Syria. Also, we get the details on the Nursa Front, the militant group that held Curtis for nearly two years. And we remember the late Richard Attenborough ? an Oscar-winning film director who saw himself as just a storyteller at heart.
PRI's The World: 8/22/14 Hamas says it has executed at least 18 alleged collaborators with Israel. We'll have the latest on that, as well as the continuing air strikes and rocket attacks in Gaza. Plus, a surprising story about young people in Iraq who are determined to stay and build their lives there. And, The World's Marco Werman and April Peavey reveal their picks for the summer's hottest tunes.
In Focus Today
IS accused of Syria mass atrocities The UN accuses IS militants of war crimes, and the Syrian government of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents in a new report.
IMF's Lagarde under investigation IMF head Christine Lagarde says she has been placed under formal investigation for negligence in a French fraud case but has not been charged.
US girl, nine, kills gun instructor A nine-year-old girl kills her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use an Uzi submachine gun at a firing range in Arizona.
So if millennials aren't using cash, who is?
People living in rural areas, for one. Seniors, too.
Crowdfunding the path to college
More students are banking on the generosity of strangers to foot their bills.
A 'knee defender' diverted a United Airlines flight
A battle in the war for legroom on a plane.