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Photo: Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto gestures as he delivers speech during a welcome ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico July 17, 2017. (Edgard Garrido/Reuters)

Trump's unpredictability shown in transcript of call with Mexican president 6 MIN, 31 SEC

A transcript of a phone call between President Trump and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto reveals Trump being willing to cut off relations if Pena Nieto kept saying Mexico wouldn’t pay for the border wall.

Guests:
Alfredo Corchado, Arizona State University (@ajcorchado)

More:
‘This deal will make me look terrible’: Full transcripts of Trump’s calls with Mexico and Australia

El Mencho: Bigger threat to U.S. than El Chapo 16 MIN, 13 SEC

A man known as El Mencho has taken over as Mexico’s lead drug kingpin. He’s ruthlessly violent, even by Mexican standards. He has thousands of soldiers and even a submarine fleet. He’s estimated to be worth around $1 billion. We speak with the DEA agent tasked with finding him.

Guests:
Kyle Mori, Los Angeles Drug Enforcement Administration

More:
The Brutal Rise of El Mencho

CRISPR cuts out disease-causing genes, raises fears of designer babies 6 MIN, 53 SEC

A team of scientists recently published a paper detailing how they edited the DNA of human embryos using CRISPR. They did it without causing other potentially harmful mutations. CRISPR has the potential to help families with genetic diseases like breast cancer and Alzheimer's. But it also raises ethical questions.

Guests:
Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American (@dina_maron)

More:
Embryo Gene-Editing Experiment Reignites Ethical Debate

Japan faces lowest birth rate in a century -- because of men 9 MIN, 17 SEC

Japan is facing a historically low birth rate because young men can’t find good jobs. They’re living at home with their parents and refusing to get married. We talk about the country’s so-called herbivore men.

Guests:
Alana Semuels, Atlantic magazine

More:
The Mystery of Why Japanese People Are Having So Few Babies

Is Mark Zuckerberg planning a political campaign? 9 MIN, 37 SEC

Facebook is more popular now with young people. We find out why, and whether there’s anything to the rumors that Mark Zuckerberg wants to run for president. He’s hired pollster Joel Benenson.

Guests:
Will Oremus, Slate.com (@WillOremus)

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Teenage Clicks
Zuckerberg hires Clinton pollster, totally not running for president

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