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Harvard Psychologist Steven Pinker on His New Book On the Decline of Violence On The World for 9-29

Scan the headlines and you would think that the situation in the world is pretty dire.

Not necessarily so, says Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker. Back in 2011, Pinker authored a book called The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence has Declined." In the book, Pinker argued that deadly violence is decreasing globally, and has been for decades. And the violent events we've witnessed the past few months doesn't change that overall trend. Pinker swings by our studios to chat with host Marco Werman.

That said, it doesn't stop folks from worrying. Reporter Chris Livesay reports from the US/Mexico border about fears that ISIS fighters may be sneaking through porous parts of the border and into the United States.

We'll also have the latest on the student protests in Hong Kong, and get the view from Beijing as well.

Plus, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's gotten a rock star reception in New York City. Reporter Bruce Wallace takes the pulse of the Indian-American community in New York. And with all those diplomats in town, we got to wondering about all that simultaneous interpretation going on at the UN. We'll find out how, and why, all that happens.