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October 20, 2017
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A month after Mexico City's quake, insect die-off, French singer Camille The World's Monica Campbell lost her home to the Mexico City quake a month ago. Now, she's looking for answers about how people can live safely in earthquake-prone areas. Also, a dramatic decline in the number of insects in Germany has scientists worried. Plus, a song about Twix candy bars recorded in a 14th-century French monastery.
Travel ban 3.0, Syria after Raqqa's fall, Yaeji's new song ISIS may be defeated in Raqqa, but what comes next for Syria is still very much up in the air. Also, a college student leaves Puerto Rico for Florida after Hurricane Maria. Plus, remembering Canadian rock legend Gord Downie.
King of spies, fires in Spain and Portugal, Johnny Clegg's final journey The story of the spy who helped the US target bombs during the Korean War. Plus, California's not the only place battling wildfires. Parts of Portugal and Spain are on fire, too. And just how advanced is the scanning tech keeping our ports safe?
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Brexit: Talk of deadlock is exaggerated, says Donald Tusk EU leaders say not enough progress to start trade talks yet, but they hope to begin in December.
Obama and Bush decry deep US divisions without naming Trump Comments by the two ex-presidents are seen as a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump's leadership.
Catalonia crisis: Spain plans for elections as independence row grows The region's parliament would be dissolved as part of measures to impose direct control.
Federal Judge Will Not Void Guilty Ruling On Arpaio, Despite Trump's Pardon Citing legal precedents, Bolton said that while a pardon removes the threat of punishment, it does not "blot out guilt."
FBI Anti-Sex Trafficking Operation Rescues 84 Minors The bureau said the 11th annual Operation Cross Country recovered one 3-month-old girl and that the average age of the victims was 15.
Webcast: Can The World Finally Wipe Out Polio? An early goal was to eradicate the disease by the year 2000. Watch a livestream of experts discussing where we now stand ? and what obstacles remain.
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