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August 22, 2017
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The eclipse goes global, Trump's Afghan plan and dockless bike sharing President Donald Trump's new US plan for Afghanistan is expected to including some extra US troops deployed there. We take a look at what else we might expect to hear rom the president. Also, Seattle follow's China's lead and tries dockless bike sharing. Plus, the BBC has a new Pidgin English service for West Africa.
Bannon is out, Barcelona rallies and eclipse plans Steve Bannon is out as White House chief strategist ? we start there today. Also, what President Trump got wrong about General Pershing and terrorism. Plus, how East Germany fell in love with Frank Zappa.
Terror in Barcelona, how other countries deal with problematic monuments, Reagan's infamous joke A van was used to carry out a terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday. Also, we look at how South Africa has dealt with monuments that honor apartheid-era leaders. And we remember how a joke uttered by President Ronald Reagan caused a lot of anxiety in the Soviet Union.
World Headlines
US Afghanistan: Tillerson ups pressure on Pakistan The US urges Pakistan to stop sheltering Taliban forces amid a new US pledge to support Afghanistan.
Barcelona attack: Suspects 'planned to hit key monuments' The Sagrada Familia cathedral was among the targets, a suspect tells a preliminary hearing in Madrid.
US hits Chinese and Russian firms over North Korea Ten companies and six individuals in Russia and China are subject to a new round of US sanctions.
Britain's farmers have second thoughts on Brexit
They face U.S. competition and the loss of EU subsidies.
New bike? In Oregon, that could mean a $15 tax
Cyclists in Oregon will soon pay a tax for their new wheels ? the first bike tax in the nation.
08/22/2017: The number of U.S. border agents is on the decline
President Trump is in Phoenix, Arizona for a rally where he'll try to score points on immigration and his plans for a border wall. But it turns out hiring border guards is getting harder. On today's show, we'll take a look at some of the reasons for their decline . Afterwards, we'll discuss how consumers have responded to advances in smartphones, and then talk about what could lie on the agenda for Jackson Hole, a meeting between central bankers and policy experts that begins today.
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