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Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is. PRI's The World, the radio program, is heard every weekday on over 300 public stations across North America.

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A US transgender activist seeking refuge in Sweden, Sudan's second month of protests, the surreal trial of El Chapo


As the partial government shutdown continues, DACA and TPS recipients were drawn into the stalemate with a proposal by President Donald Trump this weekend that would end the shutdown and give them temporary legal protection, in exchange for funding for a border wall. Democrats say that's a nonstarter...


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North Korean spymaster, India's ‘plogger,' black women surfing to the 2020 olympics


President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un have been exchanging "beautiful letters," according to Trump. Now, the two leaders are expected to arrange a second summit meeting for later this year. Also, the Swedish fitness trend "plogging" is a mashup of jogging while picking up litter. Yes, this is a real thing...


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Trump's space wall, divisions in the Women’s March movement, where in the world is the North Pole?


Trickle-down effects of the government shutdown include places like the North Pole. Also, women take to the streets this weekend, but divisions are appearing. Plus, revising the legacy of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.


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Shutdown slows already backlogged immigration courts, the KGB in NYC, a probe of the Mueller probe?


US soldiers killed in Syria and the latest on Brexit. Plus, the origins of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. And, a learning tour with the KGB in New York City.


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The crucial Brexit vote, tales from the Congo Basin, a steel town reflects


Explosions and gunfire shock a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya. Plus, how confirmation hearings for the US attorney general could impact the ongoing investigation into connections between the Trump administration and President Vladimir Putin of Russia. And, the crucial vote in the UK Parliament on Brexit.


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Sympathy pizza as the shutdown persists, a Green New Deal, the Presidential Records Act


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's talks with Saudi leaders. Also, the "Green New Deal." A proposal to fight climate change and, in the process, create new jobs. Plus, Canadian air traffic controllers send sympathy pizza to US colleagues struggling through the government shutdown.


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World's best soccer player wants girls to believe in themselves, the US is currently in 31 national emergencies, Nicaraguan journalist takes refuge in Miami


The US begins to withdraw troops from Syria, but ISIS retains a foothold in the region. Plus, massive gasoline shortages and long lines at gas stations in Mexico City after the government cracks down on fuel theft. And, the best soccer player in the world and her message to young girls who want to play.


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President Trump visits border communities, death from overwork in Japan, an Egyptian musician in exile


President Donald Trump visits the Mexican border to highlight what he's calling a "humanitarian and security crisis on our southern border." The main message in Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech in Cairo was stated over and over: Barack Obama's approach to the Middle East was dangerous and wrong, and Iran is the arch-enemy of stability across the region. And Americans studying abroad in Italy find common cause with refugees from Sudan.


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Fewer Salvadorans are being apprehended at the border, Mexico-US collaboration, what does it take to be a spy?


So, who's in charge now of the Justice Department's Russia investigation? The official who had been overseeing the probe, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, is reportedly planning to resign. Also, former Mexican ambassador to the US, Arturo Sarukhan, gives us his take on President Donald Trump's demand for a border wall and previews Trump's trip to the border tomorrow...


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The 'real crisis' at the border, Asian Cup politics, durian mania


President Donald Trump is expected to make his case for building a new border wall with Mexico, and for continuing the partial government shutdown until he gets the money for the project from Congress. Also, the possibility that President Trump could declare a national emergency over what he calls the crisis at the border — what would that mean? And when have previous presidents declared national emergencies? Plus, the booming market for durian fruit in Asia.


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