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PRI's The World: 05/25/2015 An Iraq war veteran turned photojournalist reflects on what Memorial Day means to him, and to some of the soldiers he's photographed over the years. Plus, as Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, BBC reporters were embedded with them. They recorded their impressions of the initial assault on portable recorders. Also, from Beijing, we find out who won one of the largest English language competitions in the world.
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.
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Deadly storms hit Mexico and Texas At least 13 people die as a tornado strikes Mexico's Ciudad Acuna, with flooding over the border in Texas leaving at least three dead and 12 missing.
Iran trial begins for US reporter The trial of a Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for almost 10 months on charges that include espionage opens behind closed doors in Tehran.
'Loud wakeup call' over rare dolphin The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, according to research.
Vista Theatre is a one-screen wonder
There's no room for bloopers at the 92-year-old venue, owner says.
My First Job: Printing professional
When Shahrouz Varshabi couldn't find work in Iran, he started a business.
A shot of 'America's native spirit'
Author Reid Mitenbuler tells how to find bourbon's 'sweet spot.'
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