Today India launched seven satellites into space. It's the latest mission for India's space agency, which has its eyes on Mars at the moment.
The BBC's Shilpa Kennan in Delhi joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to discuss the breadth of India's space program and how it fits into the budget of the emerging economy.
Oakland, Calif., is issuing municipal ID cards to anyone who can prove residency. It doubles as a debit card. Supporters say it will help residents who are poor, without a bank or undocumented. Immigration control advocates say the city is abetting illegal immigration.
This final note today, in which Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, says about lawmakers what a lot of people here have been thinking.
Johnson went before the London Assembly today -- the city's version of a legislature -- to talk about a budget cut that's coming. Assembly members apparently had no questions for him, which brought this response from the notoriously outspoken Johnson: "Are you saying they don't have the guts to put questions to me? Great supine protoplasmic invertebrate jellies."
Next member of Congress we get on the show, I'm totally calling them a great supine protoplasmic invertebrate jelly. Totally.