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August 24, 2016
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PRI's The World: 08/23/2016 Today, we explore the topic of race in the US with Nigerian American writer Teju Cole. His new collection of essays is called "Known and Strange Things." We also hear about a tech entrepreneur who thought he had a great idea to help improve living conditions in India and Africa. Things didn't go as planned, and now he's teaching his lessons of failure at MIT. Plus, there's a new craze for ramen noodles as currency in prisons.
PRI's The World: 08/22/2016 Goodbye Brazil. The Rio Olympics are now done and dusted. Japan, we'll see you in four years. Plus, we'll bring you the story of a Cameroonian musician named Moken. His life completely changed when he won American citizenship through the green card lottery. Also, the London Underground starts running 24/7... and it's kind of a grim scene.
PRI's The World 08/19/16 Haiti had never had a case of cholera until a group of UN peacekeepers arrived from Nepal and introduced the disease. Six years later, the UN is finally accepting responsibility. Also, the Clinton Foundation says it will stop taking foreign donations if Hillary Clinton wins in November. But is there still a conflict of interest? Plus, one of London's oldest gay bars is closing.
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Earthquake leaves at least 21 dead in central Italy At least people 21 die and others are trapped under rubble as a magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes central Italy, reports say.
Syria Jarablus: Turkey pounds IS positions ahead of ground operation A ferocious bombardment of so-called Islamic State positions marks the start of a Turkish offensive to drive the militants away from the Syrian border.
North Korea submarine fires ballistic missile North Korea has fired a ballistic missile from a submarine, which flew for 500km (300 miles) before falling in the sea, say the US and South Korea.
A year after EPA spill, some still seek compensation
The EPA says it's limited in what it can reimburse communities for.
KFC releases fried-chicken scented sunscreen
Because who doesn't want to smell like the Colonel?s 11 herbs and spices at the beach.
Best Buy beats expectations big time
Unlike many of its rivals, the consumer electronics chain is doing well
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