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WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (10/11) 6:00-8:00

Get the stories behind the international headlines starting at 6:00 tonight with Deutsche Welle's WorldLink. This week's episode, titled "Preparing for Battle," profiles Ukraine's "Right Sector," the anti-Russian  right-wing militia, in the nation's ongoing violent civil war; the role of social media in recruiting Palestinian youths to carry out attacks in Israel; an artist working to help refugee children to cope with trauma; the former Chilean president's reflection on the 2010 Copiapó mining accident; a Thai journalist who was detained for speaking out against the junta; and the reaction of some sex workers and their advocates to the Department of Homeland Security's recent shutdown of a popular escort advertisement website.

Then at 7:00: In recent decades, the observance of Columbus Day has largely transformed from a day off of work and school to an excuse for yet another mattress sale. But the holiday also sparks a sometimes contentious debate about whether Americans should continue to celebrate Christopher Columbus. In a 2014 episode called "1492:Columbus in American Memory," the hosts of BackStory with the American History Guys explore portrayals of Columbus in a shifting American imagination and how the narrative has changed the scope of our veneration--and resentment--of the explorer.