Yazoo City, Miss., is already flooded by local rivers that have been unable to flow in to the Mississippi River. Many residents have evacuated — and now, the community is bracing for even more floodwater.
Chile's economy is growing and with it is a bigger demand for energy. Some of the nation's rivers are being dammed with mega-hydroelectric projects that have many up in arms about environmental consequences.
Steve Inskeep speaks with the former U.S. ambassador to Syria, Edward Djerejian about U.S. policy towards Syria. He says the relationship has long been troubled by the complex geo-politics of the Middle East.