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Mubarak Ally Behind Crackdown On NGOs

While the Egyptian government has presented a united front in the crackdown on American pro-democracy groups, a once little known cabinet minister is actually the one behind it. Her name is Fayza Aboul Naga and she's good friends with the wife of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Those familiar with her say she's leading the charge because the US wrested away aid that once used to flow through her hands.
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Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
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John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.
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When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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