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August 29, 2016
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PRI's The World: 08/29/2016 Brazil's suspended President, Dilma Rousseff, calls the move to impeach her "the equivalent of a democratic death penalty." Plus, we get the story of a Puerto Rican neighborhood in Brooklyn that's changing dramatically due to gentrification. Property prices have gotten so crazy that many in the older residents are thinking of moving to crisis-hit Puerto Rico. Also, we hear about the popularity and legacy of Mexican singer Juan Gabriel, who died over the weekend.
PRI's The World: 08/26/2016 The World's Global Nation team has been investigating conditions at facilities where the government holds migrants ? most of them from Central America ? who are awaiting court dates or deportation. We've been looking specifically at what it's like for women and children. We've found instances of mothers and their very young children locked up for up to a year. Then, as we mark the centennial of the US National Parks System, we'll hear how China is building its own park system. Plus, we'll hear from the French consul general in New Orleans about the support that his country is giving to Louisiana in its efforts to recover from recent flooding.
PRI's The World: 08/25/2016 Several French cities have outlawed full body swimsuits, known as burkinis, for being un-French. Now, those bans are being challenged in the French courts. Also, an Asian American journalist writes about being attacked ? and then spared ? because of his race at a Black Lives Matter protest. He joins us on the program to give his very personal perspective on that experience. Plus, there's a debate raging in Thailand right now about whether it's better to squat or sit when using the toilet.
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Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya About 6,500 migrants are rescued in a series of 40 co-ordinated operations off the coast of Libya, the Italian coast guard says.
Syria war: US warns over Turkish-Kurdish violence The US says fighting between Turkey, pro-Turkish rebels and Kurdish-aligned forces in northern Syria is "unacceptable" and must stop.
Gene Wilder death: Star of Willy Wonka dies aged 83 US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, dies aged 83, his family confirms.
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Disney almost shut down in the 1940s, but they were also the studio's most creative time.
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