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As Europe struggles to deal with a massive refugee crisis, the largest numbers are fleeing from Syria's civil war. Russia and the US are on different sides of that conflict — but they do share a common enemy in ISIS. We hear what that could mean as circumstances change on the ground.

Also, the "Trump Effect" on other flamboyant billionaires.

Photo: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (L) meets with President Obama at the White House (Pete Souza/Official White House photo)

More:
UN Resolution 2209 on Syria
Syrian American Council's call for a no-fly zone

Producers:
Jenny Hamel
Caitlin Shamberg
Evan George

EU Holds Emergency Meeting on Refugee Crisis 6 MIN, 7 SEC

Germany now says it expects a million migrants this year — 200,000 more than estimated before. Meantime, the European Union Council today endorsed a plan to shift 40,000 refugees out of Greece and Italy, which have been Europe's primary gateways. Joel Millman is spokesman for the International Organization for Migration.

Guests:
Joel Millman, International Organization for Migration (@MillmanIOM)

Can Historic Adversaries Become Unlikely Allies? 32 MIN, 26 SEC

Refugees continue to stream out of Syria by the tens of thousands, creating an international crisis, but efforts to restore order are more confusing than ever. Despite the al-Assad regime's history of torture and murder in Syria — including the barrel-bombing of its own people -- the Obama Administration has limited involvement in that country's civil war to an air campaign and the training of a few so-called "moderate" rebels. Now Russia — which has supported Assad — is sending in military equipment and some troops. But the worst nightmare for either power is a failed state taken over by ISIS. Is there a possibility of finding common ground?

More:
Solomon on Russia calling for US to cooperate with its military in Syria
Harris on on US CENTCOM analysts saying ISIS intelligence was inappropriately altered

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Shane Harris

Will Donald Trump Inspire Other Rebel Billionaires? 10 MIN, 44 SEC

For decades, politicians have said that government should be "run like a business," but business leaders don't often run for office. Now, here comes Donald Trump, who has captured the nation's attention with comments like "How stupid are our leaders…how stupid are these politicians." Trump's astonishing success -- the billionaire businessman is leading in all the polls in the race for the Republican presidential nomination -- may have other billionaire CEO's giving a second thought to public service. That's according to Ben Schreckinger of Politico, who's in Dallas for today's Trump rally.


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Photo: JD Lasica

Guests:
Ben Schreckinger, Politico (@SchreckReports)
Wayne Slater, journalist and author (@WayneSlater)

More:
Dallas Morning News on Perry's experience being ignored with Trump's 'taking every bit of oxygen'

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