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PRI's The World: 06/30/2015 A Greek comedian tells us why she thinks it's a great time to visit Greece, not despite her country's economic crisis but because of it! Plus, The Boston Gay Men's Chorus is just back from their Middle East Tour. The choir's music director speaks about their sell-out performance in Istanbul, where they also witnessed police break up a gay pride march with water cannons and rubber bullets. Also, a Louisiana public school attracts rich and poor, white and black, for its language immersion program. That's foreign language learning as equalizer.
PRI's The World: 06/29/2015 Today we hear the latest on the debt crisis in Greece, how it's affecting day-to-day life for Greeks and how it could affect the US. We also bring you the background of the gunman who killed 38 people ? many of them tourists ? at a beach resort in Tunisia last week. Plus, our language desk has been finding out how sailors' slang from the era of galleons and pirates is still alive in contemporary English.
PRI's The World: 06/26/2015 Today is a landmark day for LGBT individuals in the US. We get global reaction to the US Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, a string of terrorist attacks grabbed the world's attention. We hear the latest on the attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France. Plus, we bring you a story of some very brave graffiti artists in Honduras.
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Greek PM defiant amid cash squeeze Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras makes a defiant speech urging a "No" vote in Sunday's referendum as bank cash limits begin to bite for Greeks.
Egypt's Sinai hit by deadly attacks A wave of attacks by Islamic State militants in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has left at least 50 people dead, security and medical sources say.
Saudi prince to give away $32bn Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest people, says he will donate his entire $32bn fortune to charity.
Ballerina Misty Copeland counts herself lucky
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