VIDEO: American teen beaten in Mideast talks about ordeal

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Palestinian-American teen detained by Israeli security forces while on a family visit to the Middle East said Sunday he had been beaten, kicked and blindfolded after a cousin there was abducted and killed. Fifteen-year-old Tariq Abu Khdeir flew home to Tampa last week and told The Associated Press in an interview from hi…

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