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April 29, 2016
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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 Today, Jordan rescinded the ban, but the band says it's too late to reschedule.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.
PRI's The World: 04/28/2016 The Syrian cease-fire is "barely alive." Also, fighting has escalated once again in the rebel-held city of Aleppo with air strikes destroying a hospital and leaving dozens dead. Plus, the story of an Iranian poet and blogger who lives in exile in Toronto, Canada. And, "paw-ternity" leave for pet parents.
PRI's The World: 04/27/2016 Donald Trump takes a presidential turn ? with an address on foreign policy. Also, we look at the recent murders of two men who started the only LGBT magazine in Bangladesh. And, why Bristol, England has been smelling like vinegar, and why some locals are fine with that.
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Thirteen dead in Norway helicopter crash All 13 people on board a helicopter which crashed near the Norwegian city of Bergen are presumed dead, rescuers say.
Afghan clinic bombing 'not a war crime' The Pentagon says the bombing of an Afghan hospital that left 42 dead was not a war crime, confirming that 16 US troops will face disciplinary action.
Weasel shuts down Large Hadron Collider The Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in Switzerland is offline after suffering a short circuit - caused by a weasel.
The taxpayer-funded pop album all about welfare
The motivational CD helped people in Riverside County find jobs ? for a while.
ExxonMobil and Chevron profits slide on low oil prices
ExxonMobil saw it's lowest quarterly profits since 1999 while Chevron had a quarterly net loss of $725 million.
A California pension fund considering reinvestment in tobacco
Tobacco stocks, earnings season, and "Teach Children to Save Day."
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