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September 26, 2017
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Desperation in Puerto Rico, protests and what still feels like a Muslim ban The disaster in Puerto Rico is far from over. The New York Times' Francis Robles joins us from San Juan. Also, we profile an Afghan refugee who won asylum in Germany. And, President Donald Trump's clash with the sports world did not go unnoticed outside the US.
Puerto Rico's recovery, Facebook's election pledge, history of Tiki bars Puerto Rico faces a long road to recovery after being battered by Hurricane Maria. Also, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un continue to trade insults and threats. Plus, a conversation with South African body positive activist Lesego Legobane.
Trump tightens the economic noose on 'Rocket Man' and encourages his friends to go to Africa 'to get rich' President Donald Trump announces a new set of sanctions on North Korea, while South Korea says it?s resuming aid to the North. We hear how Africans are reacting to Trump?s comment that his friends are going to the continent to get rich. Plus, the global effort to get more girls interested in shark science.
World Headlines
Iraqi Kurd referendum: Erdogan warns of sanctions hunger Turkey's president says people could go hungry if it halts lorries and oil crossing its border.
Palestinian gunman kills three Israelis in West Bank Israel to demolish home of attacker who was shot dead after opening fire at a Jewish settlement.
The secretive state of North Korea ? in charts What can statistics tell us about life in Kim Jong-un's secretive country?
White House Reiterates Email Policy After News Of Officials Using Private Accounts Private email use by public officials was a hot topic in the 2016 presidential race ? and one which then-candidate Donald Trump used to accuse rival Hillary Clinton of breaking federal laws.
Target Raises Its Base Pay, Tries To One-Up Its Competition In an attempt to hire and retain the best retail employees, Target Corp is raising its minimum hourly wage for workers to $11 next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020.
Learning 2016's Lessons, Virginia Prepares Election Cyberdefenses One of the most drastic steps was a decision to adopt all new paper-backed voting machines before November after deciding that the paperless electronic equipment was vulnerable to attack.
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