Mystery in the Pacific, Boston's Racial Embrace, Climbing The World's Hardest Wall

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Climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson in the middle of the Dawn Wall.
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Coming up on today's show:

  • Both Japanese and U.S. officials have launched multiple investigations to try to piece together the events that led to a Saturday morning collision between the U.S.S. Fitzgerald and a Philippine container in the waters off Japan. Could the uncertainty involving this collision escalate tensions in this part of the globe? Tim Kelly, a reporter for Reuters, weighs in.
  • Over the weekend, a U.S. fighter jet downed a Syrian plane after it bombed American-backed fighters in Raqqa. Russia condemned the action, and said there would be repercussions. Olga Oliker, a senior adviser and director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at Center for Strategic and International Studies, has the details.
  • Boston is trying to confront its troubled reputation and history about race that dates back more than four decades, but will it work? This summer, Mayor Marty Walsh is launching a series of dialogues in neighborhoods across the city to address racial inequity. He discusses the program today on The Takeaway.
  • A 17-year-old Muslim girl was killed after leaving her mosque in Fairfax, Virginia early Sunday morning. Late yesterday, authorities said the incident was a case of road rage and have not labeled it a hate crime. Margari Aziza Hill, co-director of the Muslim Anti-Racist Collaborative, joins The Takeaway to explain how the community is processing this tragedy.
  • On Tuesday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will discontinue the Family Case Management Program, which provides asylum seekers counseling, legal services, and assistance. The federally-funded program, which advocates say was a success, was piloted last year. Katharina Obser, senior program officer in the Women’s Refugee Commission’s Migrant Rights and Justice program, explains what losing the program will mean.
  • Otto Warmbier, an American student, was detained in North Korea 17 months ago and released last week. He returned to the U.S. in a coma, and his family announced Monday that 22-year-old died at a hospital in Cincinnati. John Sifton, Asia advocacy director at Human Rights Watch, says Warmbier's story reflects the brutality of the North Korean government.