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Tunisia Elections Preview

Sep 14, 2019

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Tunisia is where the Arab Spring began in 2010. And tomorrow, Tunisians will vote for a new president. The country's first democratically elected president, Beji Caid Essebsi, died unexpectedly in July. His successor faces a weakened economy and increased number of terrorist attacks.

The Revolutionary History Of Mooncakes

Sep 14, 2019

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People across East and Southeast Asia celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival yesterday. It marks the full harvest moon. And people mark the holiday with mooncakes.

BERNICE CHAN: They're not like your Western spongecake at all. They're quite dense.

News organizations now refer to President Trump's whoppers — from the size of his inaugural crowds to a hurricane threatening Alabama — as routinely as referring to rain in Seattle.

Director Ken Burns has told the story of America through the lens of the U.S. Civil War, baseball, jazz and the war in Vietnam. Now, he's telling it again through the soundtrack and the struggle of country music.

Residents are desperately trying to conserve water in the Native village of Nanwalek, located on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage. The village, home to the Sugpiaq tribe, is currently in a severe drought.

Nina Kvasnikoff's family is eating off paper plates, collecting water from the ocean to flush toilets and washing themselves with sponges.

"It doesn't feel like you're clean. You feel like you're just splattering a little bit of water," she says.

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And now to the mellow sounds of B.J. Lederman, who writes our theme music. It's time for sports.

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