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April 21, 2015
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PRI's The World: 04/20/2015 In the two years since the Boston marathon bombings, towns and cities across the US have been reassessing what it takes to keep their citizens safe. We'll find out about security measures we see and CAN'T see. We'll also drop in on the marathon finish line to find out what spectators make of enhanced security measures. Plus, a young Pakistani man gave up his job in corporate law to dedicate his life to leading a citizen's movement against terrorism. He has received death threats from the Taliban and has to keep on the move for this own safety. He'll tell us why he's touring US colleges and universities. We'll also hear from Jason Motlagh about the tasty treats from Cuba's Coppelia ice cream shop in Havana.
PRI's The World: 04/17/2015 We head first to the Mediterranean to get the latest on a series of incidents this week involving migrants from the Middle East and North Africa trying to reach Europe. We also go to South Africa, where migrants from other sub-Saharan African countries have faced increased violence in recent days. Plus, there's plenty of great music in the show, including Tal National, an ensemble from Niger, and we play some wake-up music for astronauts.
PRI's The World: 04/16/2015 Today marks a self-imposed deadline for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia to be Ebola-free. New cases are still cropping up, but the number of new infections has been dramatically reduced. Also, what questions did Russian President Vladimir Putin avoid answering during his marathon call-in program today? Plus, a Minnesota town called "America's Little Sweden" was recently forced to drop the umlaut from its name on the highway sign into town, but the governor ordered the umlaut be restored.
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Egypt's Morsi jailed for 20 years Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi gets a 20 year jail sentence over the abuse of protesters during his rule, the first of many verdicts he faces.
Sunk migrants' boat captain charged The captain of a boat that capsized off Libya, killing about 800 migrants, has been charged with reckless multiple homicide, Italian officials say.
Japan train sets new speed record A Japanese magnetic levitation train breaks its own world speed record, hitting 603km/h (374mph) on a test run near Mount Fuji.
Norway is the first country to kill FM radio
The government will save $25 million a year by going all-digital.
Halliburton woes cause jitters in North Dakota
As oil prices fall, so do profits and headcounts at Halliburton.
Why health stocks are doing so well
More people are insured, and biotechs are doing well, too.
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