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August 29, 2016
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PRI's The World: 08/26/2016 The World's Global Nation team has been investigating conditions at facilities where the government holds migrants ? most of them from Central America ? who are awaiting court dates or deportation. We've been looking specifically at what it's like for women and children. We've found instances of mothers and their very young children locked up for up to a year. Then, as we mark the centennial of the US National Parks System, we'll hear how China is building its own park system. Plus, we'll hear from the French consul general in New Orleans about the support that his country is giving to Louisiana in its efforts to recover from recent flooding.
PRI's The World: 08/25/2016 Several French cities have outlawed full body swimsuits, known as burkinis, for being un-French. Now, those bans are being challenged in the French courts. Also, an Asian American journalist writes about being attacked ? and then spared ? because of his race at a Black Lives Matter protest. He joins us on the program to give his very personal perspective on that experience. Plus, there's a debate raging in Thailand right now about whether it's better to squat or sit when using the toilet.
PRI's The World: 08/24/2016 We begin in Italy, where an overnight earthquake struck several towns and killed at least 120 people. We'll take you to one of the places devastated by the quake to bring you an eye witness account. We also hear why the tire company Michelin has decided to refuse to purchase rubber from suppliers who have engaged in deforestation. Plus, we take a trip to the Arctic for a journey through the Northwest Passage on a cruise ship. Climate change means that's now possible ? but it's still a risky proposition.
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Brazil's Dilma Rousseff to testify at impeachment trial The impeachment trial of Brazil's Dilma Rousseff reaches a dramatic point later, with the suspended president due to defend herself in the Senate.
Brussels lab fire 'to destroy evidence' Five people are arrested over a fire at crime laboratories in Brussels that officials believe may have been started to destroy forensic evidence.
Beyonce dominates MTV awards Beyonce was the big winner at last night's MTV VMAs in New York.
More companies insure against employee harassment
Employment Practices Liability Insurance has exploded in recent decades.
Payroll services and software industry in transition
Fewer employers are doing payroll calculations in-house and on proprietary office servers.
Drones rule: FAA makes commercial drones legit
Regulations governing commercial drone use take effect Monday.
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