Chinese security officers stand against the Communist Party's emblem while singing a patriotic song during the celebration of the party's 90th anniversary at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Friday, July 1, 2011.
Ty McCormick is an editorial researcher at Foreign Policy.
Australia has proposed some of the world's toughest restrictions on cigarette marketing and advertising. And American health officials recently unveiled graphic new warning labels scheduled to appear next year.
It's all part of a growing international effort to get tough on smoking. But in Germany, anti-smoking activists are facing a tough battle even getting basic restrictions enforced.
Renee Montagne talks to screenwriters and comedians Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon. They're out with a new guide for hopeful screenwriters: "Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too!"
In this country we could see some changes in a government housing program known as Section 8. Critics have complained that this subsidized rent program gives recipients enough money to live in poor, minority neighborhoods, but not enough money to live anywhere else. Now the Department of Housing and Urban Development is rethinking the way it calculates rent payments.
The city of Dallas has been testing these changes and Jeff Cohen from member station WNPR has this report.