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March 23, 2017
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Keep calm and carry on in London, unpacking 'lone wolf' attacks, and Britain's reluctant astronaut How groups like ISIS seek to influence so-called "lone wolf" attackers. Plus, life in Cuba, post-Fidel. And, a conversation with a British citizen who recently won a contest for a seat on a commercial space flight ... but isn't really sure he wants to go.
Attacks in London, Russia the boogeyman, and health care Finland-style A deadly attack today in central London caused the Houses of Parliament to go into a security lockdown. Also, the increasingly dark view of Russia in Washington. And, Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef, in exile in the US, is trying to jump-start his career in a very different environment.
Electronics ban or Muslim laptop ban? Death of Martin McGuinness, and the model minority myth The new travel restriction announced by the Trump administration limit the electronic devices you can carry on US-bound flights from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries. Also, Russians reat to the FBI's investigation into allegations of Russian meddling in the US election. The Kremlin denies the allegations, saying US officials are "confused" and "going around in circles." And, music from Old Providence, a small Caribbean island that is now part of Colombia but was once an English colony.
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London attack: Khalid Masood identified as killer Khalid Masood is identified as the man who carried out the attack, as the death toll rises to five.
US healthcare bill: Blow for Trump as House vote delayed Repealing and replacing Obamacare was a major plank of Donald Trump's election campaign.
More than 200 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean An aid group finds two capsized boats capable of carrying 100 migrants each, and only five bodies.
As farmworkers grow scarce, wages are on the rise
But that's not attracting native-born American laborers to the fields yet, L.A. Times reporter says.
ICE union to Trump: Come drain our swamp
Homeland Security is facing a slew of recruiting challenges, including a high rate of polygraph failure, pay parity and a lack of morale, according to employee representatives.
03/23/17: When your government is a bank robber
Last week, 258,000 applied for unemployment benefits last week. While these numbers move around week to week, the latest figures indicate a large spike. Diane Swonk, the CEO of DS Economics, breaks down the causes of this increase, which include bad weather. Next, we'll talk about new research that looks at the connection between the mortality rate and job opportunities. And finally, we'll discuss North Korea's possible involvement in a mega bank heist at the New York Fed.
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