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Activists In Hong Kong Use Holiday To Amass More Protesters

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.
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Hong Kong Protests: The Bigger Picture

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.
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Freed From Prison After Hunger Strike, Reporter Leaves Egypt

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.
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Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

Applying to the program for immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children provides a work permit and prevents deportation, but costs $465. Mexico is helping some of its citizens with that cost.
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Israel Justice Minister: U.S. Shouldn't Give Up On Palestinian Peace Process

Robert Siegel speaks with Tzipi Livni, the Israeli Minister of Justice and the country's chief negotiator with the Palestinians, about the future of the failed peace process.
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U.S.-Afghanistan Security Agreement Receives Mixed Reaction

Rachel Martin talks to U.S. ambassador James Cunningham and Sarah Chayes of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about Afghanistan's new government and joint security agreement.
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Hong Kong's Protest Umbrellas Have A Deep Political History

Umbrellas have become the symbol of the Hong Kong protests. But it turns out they were a political liability that symbolized appeasement and weakness for much of the 20th century.
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How One Chauffeur Took Down A Corrupt Brazilian Politician

Antonio Cavalcante helped get a candidate for governor barred after showing that the politician had embezzled millions of dollars while he was a state legislator.
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Hong Kong Students Make Personal, Professional Sacrifices To Protest

The students have appeared as the vanguard of the ongoing pro-democracy protests. On Tuesday, student groups announced they will boycott classes until the government addresses their demands.
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'Human Flesh' Burger Is A Treat To Tempt The Walking Dead

In a stunt to promote the next season of the hit zombie show The Walking Dead, London chefs have concocted a burger inspired by human flesh. They're giving them away Tuesday at a pop-up restaurant.

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