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Trump's Growing Russia Problem, Terror in London, Art, Race, and Appropriation

March 22, 201745 min
Coming up on today's show:
A new report from The Associated Press finds that one of the key players within the 2016 Trump campaign, Paul Manafort, the president's former campaign chair, was reportedly paid for consulting work on behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin. For details on this story we turn to Matthew Nussbaum, White House reporter at Politico.
Billions of dollars were moved out of Russia between 2010 and 2014 in what is described as a "global laundromat" operation, and hundreds of millions of those dollars were handled by British banks, many with outposts in the U.S. Drew Sullivan, editor and co-founder of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, explains. 
In a unanimous decision on Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that school districts must give students with disabilities an education that is held to a higher standard. Regina Skyer, founder and manager of the Law Offices of Regina Skyler and Associates, a special education law firm, analyzes the ruling. 
On Wednesday, a deadly domestic terrorist attack left at least three people dead and around 40 others wounded in London. Though the assailant was British-born, the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. Stephen Farrell, staff editor in the London Bureau for our partner The New York Times, explains what we know so far about the attack. 
A big vote is set to take place in the Lebanese parliament this week that could repeal Article 522 of the penal code. That article states that men who rape women can walk free if they marry their victims. Ali Awada, advocacy and campaign manager for the gender-equality campaign group ABAAD, argues that it's time to abolish this law. 
A new investigation has uncovered how Greece wasted some $803 million in aid for the refugee crisis. Daniel Howden, the lead reporter in the investigation and senior editor for the news outlet Refugees Deeply, explains. 
Artist Dana Schutz is showing a painting of Emmett Till in a casket at the Whitney Museum of Art. Schutz is white, and some artists are protesting her work because they say her interpretation is exploitive, oversteps racial sensitivities, and appropriates the black experience of a horrific and traumatic tragedy. Baruti Kopano, an associate professor at Morgan State University and co-editor of "Soul Thieves: The Appropriation and Misrepresentation of African American Popular Culture," discusses the controversy. 

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