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August 27, 2015
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PRI's The World: 08/27/2015 In the wake of the televised killing of two journalists in Virginia yesterday, and the spread of the grisly images via social media, we turn to someone who studies the role of the Internet in society and the similarities with the way ISIS militants have used video and social media. We also hear why news sites in China went big with the Virginia shooting story. Plus, a toucan in Brazil gets a replacement beak ? using a 3D printer.
PRI's The World: 08/26/2015 Donald Trump and Univision's Jorge Ramos had a heated exchange about immigration during a live press conference. Also, a shrinking Chinese economy is bad news for the US auto industry. Plus, forget cows and pigs, farmers in California want you to eat crickets.
PRI's The World: 08/25/2015 Investors at a trading house in Beijing are in shock after losing a lot of money as their stocks plunged in value in recent days. Meanwhile, the Chinese economic collapse is also reverberating in Brazil, a country that depends heavily on exports of raw materials. Plus, why are so many foods we buy here in the US suddenly flavored with lime? Hint: it has to do with the ever-growing purchasing power of Latino consumers.
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Many feared dead in Libya sinkings Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying up to 500 migrants capsize off the Libyan city of Zuwara.
Victim's father urges US gun reform The father of Alison Parker, one of two journalists killed live on air, appeals to US President Barack Obama to push through tougher gun laws.
Facebook hits billion users in a day Facebook boast a new record, with more than a billion people using the social network on a single day this week.
Living in a wildfire zone
In much of the West, the question is not 'will there be a wildfire?' It's 'when?'
Just how strong are those fundamentals?
Even though the markets are roiled, the U.S. economy is solid. Right?
China's Wanda buys Ironman race series
Conglomerate says it paid $650 million for the company that owns the triathlon.
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