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May 4, 2016
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PRI's The World: 05/03/2016 The Olympic flame has arrived in Brazil ? but is the country ready to host the Summer Games? Also, remember the 5-year-old Afghan boy who was wearing a soccer jersey made from a plastic bag? The picture went viral a while back. The makeshift jersey was made to look like the one worn by the boy's hero, Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi. Messi responded by sending him a real jersey. Now the kid's family in Afghanistan has gotten threats, and they've had to flee to Pakistan. Plus, how Leicester City ? the unlikeliest of English Premier League soccer champions ? got a little help from some local Buddhist monks.
PRI's The World: 05/02/2016 Baghdad was the scene of some drama over the weekend when protesters stormed the so-called Green Zone, and occupied the country's parliament. Also, Puerto Rico, a US territory, is set to default on hundreds of millions of dollars in debt. The island's governor says it's the only way to protect essential services on the island. Plus, an exhibit in London explores the women of the punk rock scene back in the 1980s.
PRI's The World: 04/29/2016 A Lebanese rock band was supposed to play a gig in Jordan a few days back, but Jordanian authorities canceled the show because they felt the band's songs clashed with the country's values. Today, Jordan rescinded the ban, but the band says it's too late to reschedule. Also, we hear about a new feature film in which a group of musicians from Afghanistan are eager to perform with their idols, Metallica. We'll also explore the many Berlins of the United States, and meet a 94-year-old Mexican bartender who really knows his trade.
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Trump set for Republican nomination Victory in Indiana tightens Donald Trump's grip on the US Republican presidential nomination after defeat forces rival Ted Cruz from the race.
Canada wildfire forces mass evacuation A huge wildfire forces the evacuation of about 80,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the city in the Canadian province of Alberta.
Apple must share 'iPhone' name in China A Chinese company is free to use the name "iPhone" on its handbags and leather goods after Apple loses a trademark court ruling in China.
Google might make minivans cool
Because self-driving vans are hipper than regular vans?
America gets its first group of climate refugees
Federal funds are being used to relocate a community in Louisiana and climate change is to blame
Taser's body camera contracts come under scrutiny
Critics say the use of "piggybacking" contracts isn't fair to competitors.
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