Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd reports there is no relief in sight for California farmers and wildlife ravaged by drought.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, forced to resign last year amid a sex scandal, is expected to seek that office again in February when new elections are held.
The caretaker government of technocrat Prime Minister Mario Monti was dissolved on Friday.
Monti had been appointed in the wake of the Berlusconi resignation to save Italy from a financial crisis.
The BBC’s Alan Johnston reports from Rome.
Peter O’Dowd follows the route of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train 150 years ago, to look at modern-day race relations and Lincoln's legacy.