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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 Today, Jordan rescinded the ban, but the band says it's too late to reschedule.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 crushes rivals in Indiana win Donald Trump wins Indiana?s Republican presidential primary, dealing a huge blow to Ted Cruz and clearing a path to the nomination.
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Rock legends to play US 'mega-festival' A festival featuring Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan is confirmed for the US in October.
Indiana's manufacturing troubles are good for Trump
The Hoosier state is built on manufacturing. Layoffs fed into the populist tone of this election, even though the sector is healthy.
The most wanted man in New York (for 'Hamilton' tickets)
As the sold-out show's PR guy, Sam Rudy has tickets ? if you're famous enough.
Study says health care pricing tools aren't driving down costs
JAMA found in the first year, just 10 percent of workers used the service, and it looks like no one saved money.
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