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The Two-Way
7:39 am
Mon June 18, 2012

In Egypt, Generals Will Be In Control 'Until October, At Least'

Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi (in portrait) celebrated today in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
Patrick Baz AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 8:26 am

  • NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson on 'Morning Edition'

In Egypt, "it's quite confusing at the moment," as NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson said earlier on Morning Edition.

But she says one things seems clear: Based on the decree they issued this weekend the generals who have effectively been running things since Hosni Mubarak's regime was toppled in early 2011 will be "around and in charge until October, at least."

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The Two-Way
7:09 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Market Rally Fades As Investors Turn Attention From Greece To Spain

Frankfurt: A German flag hung today in front of a board displaying the DAX stock index.
Daniel Roland AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 1:19 pm

At midday in New York, Bloomberg News' headline pretty much sums up the story for the markets so far today and their reaction to the news about Sunday's vote in Greece:

"U.S. Stocks Swing Between Gains, Losses Amid Europe Woes."

And this paragraph from Bloomberg's account seems to capture what traders are thinking:

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Around the Nation
7:05 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Yellowstone Tourists Warned To Watch For Bears

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 7:40 am

With summer vacations underway, millions of visitors are heading to Yellowstone National Park to marvel at the scenery and wildlife. Bears in and around the park have killed four people over the last two summers, and park officials are warning visitors that Yellowstone is a wild place.

Remembrances
7:05 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Remembering Rodney King

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 8:08 am

In California Sunday, Rodney King was found dead in his swimming pool. King's beating by police in 1991 was caught on videotape and then sparked riots in Los Angeles when police accused of excessive force were acquitted.

Politics
7:05 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Sen. McConnell: Political Donations Are Free Speech

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 8:11 am

Sunday was the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in — the opening act in a wide-ranging, White House scandal that was fueled by secret campaign money. Last week, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said it's time to roll back the Watergate-era requirement for public disclosure of campaign donors. He accused President Obama and liberals of trying to stifle the First Amendment rights of conservative donors.

Books
7:03 am
Mon June 18, 2012

The Best Young Adult Novels? You Tell Us

Harriet Russell

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 10:11 am

Teen fiction shares the virtues of youth itself: energy, vividness, passion. Like adolescents, teen novels revel in drama and grapple with Life's Big Questions.

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Africa
6:57 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Islamists Claim Victory In Egypt's Presidential Vote

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 7:09 am

Over the weekend, Egyptians completed voting in their historic presidential election. The Muslim Brotherhood has declared its candidate the winner, but official results are days away.

Around the Nation
6:57 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Will Obama's Immigration Policy Affect Alabama's Law?

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 8:24 am

Friday's announcement by the Obama administration that the U.S. plans to stop deporting some illegal immigrants received mixed reviews in Alabama. That state has one of the most aggressive anti-immigration laws in the country.

Middle East
6:57 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Head Of Syrian Opposition Tries To Unify Anti-Assad Groups

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 7:16 am

The main opposition group in Syria is making a renewed push to unify various strands of the anti-regime movement. The new head of the Syrian National Council wants to broaden the group's appeal, and combat fears that it is dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Business
6:57 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Business News

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 7:37 am

Microsoft isn't confirming but the company is expected to unveil a tablet device at an event in Los Angeles on Monday. Bloomberg News reports sources say the device would compete with Apple's iPad and Amazon's Kindle. Meanwhile, IBM has created a computer that ranks the fastest in the world. The Sequoia machine beat out the previous No. 1, the Japanese Fujitsu.

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