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May 5, 2015
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PRI's The World: 05/04/2015 We are staying on top of developments in Texas, in the wake of a shooting at an event featuring cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad this weekend. We'll chat with a Muslim leader in the Garland, Texas, area where the shooting took place, and examine the similarities and differences in this attack and the one on Charlie Hebdo in Paris earlier this year. Also, we bring you the story of an artist in Nicaragua who is using graffiti to help young women chart new courses for themselves. Plus, writer Tom Downey gives us his "Ten Commandments of Sushi."
PRI's The World: 05/01/2015 Tesla debuts a battery system for the home that would be powered by renewable energy and hopefully help people get off the grid altogether, but will the price be right for consumers? And what happens when the battery runs out? Plus, staying on the tech front, we hear how drones are being used to help recovery and relief efforts in Nepal. Also, a Vietnamese refugee tells us his story, and remembers coming to terms with such American things as Scooby Doo cartoons and Halloween.
PRI's The World: 04/30/2015 Ten men in Pakistan received 25-year prison sentences for the shooting of Malala Yousafzai. Also, from Nigeria, more than 100 children who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram have been rescued by authorities, but the kidnapped girls who sparked the #BringBackOurGirls campaign over a year ago remain missing. Plus, a daughter goes in search of her mother, who was North Vietnam's first female war correspondent.
World Headlines
Texas gunman had been terror suspect One of two gunmen shot dead outside a Texas event showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad was a previous terror suspect, court documents show.
'Unthinkable atrocities' in Aleppo Civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo are suffering unthinkable atrocities, with war crimes committed on a daily basis, Amnesty International says.
Ovarian cancer blood test 'boost' A 14-year UK trial of regular blood tests shows such success in early detection of ovarian cancer that it could lead to a national screening programme.
A ban on fracking bans (no, you didn't misread that)
Texas is looking to ban local bans on fracking, and it's not alone.
McDonald's first turnaround steps aren't about food
The company plans to cut costs, boost revenue, buy back its own shares.
The downside to being a 'CEO candidate'
We look at the political peril that comes with a business record.
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