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August 21, 2014
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PRI's The World:8/20/2014 Remembering journalist James Foley. The FBI says it believes that a web video published by the Islamic State purporting to show the execution of kidnapped journalist James Foley is, in fact, real. Plus, part two in our story of an undocumented Salvadoran couple living in Baltimore who have been trying to get their kids to the United States. And we look back on the life of an Indian yoga guru who helped introduce the practice to an American audience.
PRI's The World: 8/19/2014 Tweeting tear gas tips ? residents of the West Bank turn to Twitter and offer advice to protestors in Ferguson, Missouri. Plus, the story of a undocumented immigrant couple trying to get their kids to the United States. That includes spending $10,000 on a coyote to help their kids get to Baltimore. And dating across cultures ? what happens when Russians and Americans mix over a candlelit dinner?
PRI's The World: 8/18/2014 We go on the ground in Monrovia where an Ebola treatment center in Liberia's capital was attacked and looted over the weekend. Also, we're getting word that Iraqi military forces have retaken an important dam near Mosul. We'll hear from an Iraqi civil engineer who knows the history of the dam and its strategic importance. Plus, locals on Scotland's Isle of Coll are trying to decide whether they'd like to have cell service on the island or not.
World Headlines
Foley killers 'wanted $132m ransom' Islamic State jihadists demanded a $132m (80m) ransom for the release of US journalist James Foley, his employer Globalpost says.
US bank in record $16.7bn settlement Bank of America agrees to pay a record $16.7bn (10bn) to US authorities for selling toxic mortgage loans that helped trigger the financial crisis.
US Ebola patients out of hospital One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital.
Teaching theology... for profit?
A for-profit college based in Georgia offers theology degrees to would-be pastors.
PODCAST: Bank of America settles for $16.65 billion
Plus: predicting a rise in interest rates and Ebola's effect on Africa's economy.
If you give a kid an iPad...
The ACLU sues a school district in Massachusetts over its tablet policies.
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