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The photo of a young boy, drowned and washed ashore on a Turkish beach, has captured the world's attention. It's one of many such pictures — but this photo has become a striking emblem of the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East. And the photograph has revived an old debate about the use of graphic images in the media.

More than 2,000 refugees and migrants poured into a train station in Hungary this morning hoping to catch trains to Germany and other Western European countries. But Hungary has halted all trains out of the country, leaving thousands of people in limbo in a country whose prime minister said today that the migrant crisis is "Germany's problem."

Then, how far will a gallon of gas take you? In ten years, new cars will need to average 54.5 miles per gallon to meet federal fuel efficiency standards. But automakers are running out of easy ways to get there. They're now looking to improve not your car, but your gasoline.

Next, author Elena Ferrante has been called the most important Italian writer of her generation. But nobody knows who she is. Elena Ferrante isn't her real name, she's never given a public, in-person interview, and there are no pictures of her online.

Finally, some of L.A.'s swankiest restaurants are accused of price fixing. If you've eaten at upscale places like Republique or Lucques in the last year, you may have noticed that a three percent charge was added to your check to pay for employee healthcare. One customer was unhappy enough with the fee to file suit on Tuesday. She's claiming that the restaurants got together to agree on the charge - and that that's price-fixing.

Producers:
Matt Holzman
Anna Scott
Jolie Myers
Christian Bordal
Ryan Kailath

How One Photo Has Become a Symbol of the Migrant and Refugee Crisis 9 MIN, 26 SEC

The photo of a young boy, drowned and washed ashore on a Turkish beach, has captured the world's attention. It's one of many such pictures — but this photo has become a striking emblem of the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East. And the photograph has revived an old debate about the use of graphic images in the media.

Guests:
Liz Sly, Washington Post (@lizsly)
Mark Micallef, Migrant Report (@MigrantReport)

More:
Liz Sly: Why I tweeted the photo of the dead Syrian toddler

Hungary's Migrant Standstill 6 MIN, 37 SEC

The migrant and refugee crisis is coming to a head in Hungary. The main train station in Budapest opened today for the first time in several days. More than 2,000 refugees and migrants poured into the station this morning hoping to catch trains to Germany and other Western European countries. But Hungary has halted all trains out of the country, leaving thousands of people in limbo in a country whose prime minister said today that the migrant crisis is "Germany's problem."

Guests:
Zoltan Simon, Bloomberg (@zoltansimonbbg)

Cars Roundup: Fuel Efficiency and Safety Standards 8 MIN, 9 SEC

How far will a gallon of gas take you? In ten years, new cars will need to average 54.5 miles per gallon to meet federal fuel efficiency standards. But automakers are running out of easy ways to get there. They're now looking to improve not your car, but your gasoline. Higher octane gas makes cars more fuel efficient, but it's also more expensive.

Guests:
Aaron Robinson, Car and Driver magazine

Elena Ferrante's 'The Story of the Lost Child' 12 MIN, 11 SEC

Elena Ferrante is maybe the most famous unknown novelist in the world. She's the bestselling, acclaimed author of six books. She's been called the most important Italian writer of her generation. But nobody knows who she is. Elena Ferrante isn't her real name. She's never given a public, in-person interview, and there are no pictures of her online. Ferrante's latest novel, The Story of the Lost Child, came out this week. It's the fourth and final volume of her "Neapolitan novels," a series about best two best friends, Lena and Lila.

Guests:
Parul Sehgal, New York Times Book Review (@parul_sehgal)

Are L.A. Restaurants Price-Fixing? 5 MIN, 57 SEC

Some of L.A.'s swankiest restaurants are being accused of price fixing. If you've eaten at upscale places like Republique or Lucques in the last year, you may have noticed that a three percent charge was added to your check to pay for employee healthcare. One customer was unhappy enough with the fee to file suit on Tuesday. She's claiming that the restaurants got together to agree on the charge -- and that's price-fixing.

Guests:
Besha Rodell, LA Weekly (@BeshaRodell)

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