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August 23, 2016
PRI's The World: 08/23/2016 Today, we explore the topic of race in the US with Nigerian American writer Teju Cole. His new collection of essays is called "Known and Strange Things." We also hear about a tech entrepreneur who thought he had a great idea to help improve living conditions in India and Africa. Things didn't go as planned, and now he's teaching his lessons of failure at MIT. Plus, there's a new craze for ramen noodles as currency in prisons.
PRI's The World: 08/22/2016 Goodbye Brazil. The Rio Olympics are now done and dusted. Japan, we'll see you in four years. Plus, we'll bring you the story of a Cameroonian musician named Moken. His life completely changed when he won American citizenship through the green card lottery. Also, the London Underground starts running 24/7... and it's kind of a grim scene.
PRI's The World 08/19/16 Haiti had never had a case of cholera until a group of UN peacekeepers arrived from Nepal and introduced the disease. Six years later, the UN is finally accepting responsibility. Also, the Clinton Foundation says it will stop taking foreign donations if Hillary Clinton wins in November. But is there still a conflict of interest? Plus, one of London's oldest gay bars is closing.
North Korea submarine fires ballistic missile North Korea has fired a ballistic missile from a submarine, which flew for 500km (300 miles) before falling in the sea, say the US and South Korea.
Louisiana floods: Obama 'heartbroken' after tour President Barack Obama tours the flood-ravaged areas of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he vowed to help residents rebuild in the coming months.
Earthquake strikes central Italy A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits central Italy, south of the city of Perugia, the US Geological Survey says, with the shock also felt in Rome.
A year after EPA spill, some still seek compensation
The EPA says it's limited in what it can reimburse communities for.
KFC releases fried-chicken scented sunscreen
Because who doesn't want to smell like the Colonel?s 11 herbs and spices at the beach.
Best Buy beats expectations big time
Unlike many of its rivals, the consumer electronics chain is doing well