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PRI's The World: 02/27/2015 There's an update on the search for those 43 missing students in Mexico. We'll also hear an essay from a Mexican student who was raised in Denver but is back in Mexico for college. He talks about what it's like to be openly gay there. We've also got the story of a new, and very dangerous drug that's caught on in Russia. It's known as "The Spice," and the main ingredient is, believe it or not, bath salts. And we'll say farewell to Leonard Nimoy, who inspired millions as the logical ? and different ?character of Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek.'
PRI's The World: 02/26/2015 Today, we'll tell you more about "Jihadi John," the masked man who's been seen in numerous ISIS assassination videos. Now, officials in Britain think they've identified him as Mohammed Emwazi from London. Then, a Libyan in New York City has set up something called "Benghazi Skype School" to bring some level of instruction to kids in Benghazi, who haven't been able to attend classes now for months. And we'll hear about the push to ensure Sanskrit remains a living language.
PRI's The World: 02/25/2015 Who would feel the pinch if Homeland Security funding is frozen? We ask a former department official. And we look at the future of energy in the US ? beyond the Keystone Pipeline debate. Also, let us tell you about an American chef who entered Italy's top pizza competition took home the top prize.
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Iraq moves against IS in Tikrit Iraq launches a military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State.
US police shoot homeless man dead A video captures the moment three US police officers shoot dead a homeless man during a scuffle in the Skid Row area of central Los Angeles.
Police question Nemtsov girlfriend Russian police are still questioning the Ukrainian girlfriend of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was with him when he was shot dead in Moscow.
What's pushing family homelessness to record levels?
High rents and a housing subsidy shortage are pushing families into homelessness.
Writers on Water: Tiphanie Yanique
The author was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands and water remains at the center of her work
Waiting for a big break in Germany's new economy
How do you make it in Germany? One waitress shares her story.
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