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April 26, 2017
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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."
Scientists take to the streets, gays in the Korean military, France heads to the polls Today, we talk about why scientists are taking to the streets on Saturday in a global series of protests dubbed the first March for Science. And, will Thursday's attack in Paris affect the way people vote in the country's too-close-to-call election? Also, a new online magazine in France is designed to give voice to Muslim women. Plus, an Iranian American astronomer whose passion for the stars was sparked when she was just 7.
World Headlines
North Korea tensions: US ready to 'bring Kim Jong-un to his senses' A US missile defence system in South Korea 'will defeat North Korean threat', says a top commander.
France election: Macron heckled by pro-Le Pen workers The bitterly fought campaign in France's presidential election moves up a gear.
'Exciting' blood test spots cancer a year early The discovery allows doctors to detect returning tumours earlier and increases chances of a cure.
04/26/2017: High gains for the markets and businesses
This morning, we'll discuss the positive numbers coming from businesses and the markets ?the Nasdaq closed above 6,000 for the first time while company earnings reports have been decent across the board. Afterwards, we'll look at the potential effects of Trump's proposed corporate tax rate cut on government revenue, and then examine the disparities in per-child spend at schools in different states.
New study finds wide disparities nationally in per-child spending
Education, health and social services can be impacted by where children live.
Why presidents rarely tackle tax reform
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