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NIH Director Francis Collins Plays Not My Job

We've invited Collins to play a game called "OWWW!" Three questions about athletes and the surprising new ways they find to injure themselves. Originally broadcast on Dec. 14, 2012.
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Orville Schell and John Delury: "Wealth And Power: China's Long March To The Twenty-First Century"

China scholar Orville Schell explains the history of Chinese nationalism and how it paved the way for the world's most populist country to become the global economic powerhouse it is today.

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Politics, Policy And The National Labor Relations Board

President Barack Obama replaced two nominees to the National Labor Relations Board in a concession to Republican senators. Politics, policy-making and the NLRB.

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Energy Crisis Cripples Pakistan's Economy

One business that flourishes in Pakistan these days is the generator business. Pakistan's chronic power outages are worsening amid stifling summer heat. Incoming Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says he has a plan but many are skeptical.
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Morsi's Ousting Prompts Strong Reactions Around Middle East

The immediate reaction to the military overthrow of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi reveals how political and religious fault lines have shifted in the region. Saudi Arabia, an Islamist theocracy, quickly praised the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood, a group Riyadh sees as a rival. Also cheering was Syria's Bashar al-Assad, whom the Saudis are trying to help force from power. Assad declared that the Egyptian coup marks "the fall of political Islam." Turkey, ruled by a party with roots in political Islam, voiced dismay at the developments, which echo the military coups that plagued Turkey from 1960 through the end of the 20th century. As in Egypt, the Turkish military was deeply entrenched in economic and political life, and analysts suggest that if history is any guide, Egyptians now face a long uncertain road ahead.
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Shootings Reported At Demonstrations In Egypt

On Friday, thousands of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi are protesting the military coup, in demonstrations that have reportedly turned violent.
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Johnny Depp's Tonto And Native Americans On The Big Screen

The Barbershop guys are back from their July 4th barbecues to talk about new turmoil in Egypt and summer movies. In the shop this week are writer and culture critic Jimi Izrael; contributing editor for The Root Corey Dade; National Review columnist Mario Loyola; and founder of TheMuslimGuy.com Arsalan Iftikhar.
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Turmoil In Egypt

With Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi deposed and dozens of protesters dead after clashes with the military, the nation is once again in a state of turmoil. The unfolding events in Egypt and implications for U.S. policy.

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Egypt's Islamists Call Coup 'Dark Day' For Democracy

Since the military coup on Wednesday that toppled Egypt's first democratically-elected civilian president, the army has been cracking down on his Islamist Muslim Brotherhood. There are, however, many in Egypt who continue to support the ousted Islamist government.
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Economic Instability To Cause Further Problems In Egypt

Economic struggles were at the heart of the uprising that resulted in the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. For more on the market reaction to his downfall and the prospects for Egypt's economy, Renee Montagne talks with Farah Halime, an economic journalist and blogger based in Cairo.

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