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May 23, 2015
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The World: 05/22/2015 The Irish vote today on a referendum that would legalize gay marriage. We'll find out where Ireland sits in the global push for gay rights. We also hear the story of a young American who lost his passport on a visit to Turkey ? and found out it ended up in the hands of refugee smugglers. Plus, The World's Marco Werman is riding the rails right now as part of a writing fellowship with Amtrak. He just happens to be in New Orleans, where he tells us about the funeral of Travis "Trumpet Black" Hill, a NOLA musician who died recently while on tour in Japan.
PRI's The World: 05/21/2015 Iraqi forces are reportedly preparing to try and retake the city of Ramadi after it was seized by ISIS fighters a few days ago, while ISIS has already taken the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria as well. We also have a conversation with a popular Mexican-American cartoonist who's now moving into TV. Finally, we'll tell you about a project to protect butterflies and honeybees by forming a 1,500 mile protective "butterfly corridor" across the country.
PRI's The World: 05/20/2015 Migrants in Asia, migrants in Europe; sometimes it seems the whole world is on the move, and some smugglers have gone so far as to advertise on Facebook. We'll find out about that, plus how the the LGBT community in Jamaica is standing up for their rights. We also have a conversation with a French graphic artist whose new book has been described as "wicked dressed up as cute."
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Ireland vote 'backs gay marriage' Early results suggest the Republic of Ireland has voted to legalise same-sex marriage in a historic referendum.
Iraq volunteers start Ramadi push About 3,000 militia members in Iraq begin moving against Islamic State militants after the fall of the city of Ramadi last week, officials say.
German woman, 65, 'has quadruplets' A 65-year-old German woman gives birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure, Germany's RTL television reports.
Why the CPI doesn't figure in the Fed's calculations
Consumer prices ticked up just a 10th of a percent last month, the Labor Department reports.
The U.S. is facing an egg-tastrophe
The nation?s poultry industry is facing an unprecedented avian flu epidemic, which has led to a shortage.
States take back some economic incentives
Businesses that don't make good on promised jobs are seeing their benefits suspended.
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