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Al Jazeera reporter Abdullah Elshamy staged a hunger strike for 147 days in prison and was eventually force fed. He tells Steve Inskeep he was tortured but was never charged with any crimes.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill banning plastic grocery bags throughout the state. "This bill is a step in the right direction," he said. "We're the first to ban these bags, and we won't be the last."
Protesters in Hong Kong are demanding universal suffrage. The latest protests coincide with the 65th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, a holiday.
Audie Cornish talks to Hong Kong University Law Professor Michael Davis about the roots of the pro-democracy protests there, and the Chinese government's stake in the outcome.
A man who had come from Liberia is now in isolation at a hospital in Dallas. Health officials in the U.S. say they are confident that this case will not trigger a wider outbreak.
The GOP aims to pick up a House seat in northern New York. If Elise Stefanik wins, she would be the youngest woman elected to Congress. Democrats hope Aaron Woolf can help them hang onto the seat.