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Obama Struggles To Find Effective Egypt Policy

The Obama administration is deploring the military-backed interim government's use of violence against protesters, but it's not punishing the Egyptian military by cutting off aid.
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What's Next For Egypt: 3 Scenarios

Egyptians are no longer talking about how to build a democracy. The fear now is that the country could be flirting with civil war.
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Egypt Continues To Slip Further Into Chaos, Violence

Security forces cleared a central Cairo Mosque Saturday, where hundreds of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi had gathered overnight. Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been arrested, charged with murder and terrorism. Guest host Don Gonyea speaks with NPR's Peter Kenyon about the ongoing crisis.
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Turmoil In Egypt: Getting 'Back From The Brink'

Amid violence in Egypt, there are reportedly calls for dismantling the Muslim Brotherhood, the party of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. Guest host Don Gonyea speaks with Shadi Hamid, the director of research for the Brookings Doha Center, about political and security issues in the country.
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Gunfire Exchanged In Standoff At Cairo Mosque

A deadly standoff continues between Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, who are holed up inside a Cairo mosque. Host Scott Simon gets the latest from reporter Sharif Abdel Kouddous.
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What's Wrong Mandatory Sentencing?

Mandatory sentences for nonviolent crimes have had a devastating impact on communities. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks with Marc Levin, director of the conservative Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation about the Justice Department's push toward reforming sentencing standards.
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A Chill Settles On Arab Spring

Beyond Egypt, Libya is afflicted by armed militias. Syria is suffering a bloody civil war. Protests were quashed in Bahrain. Host Scott Simon talks with Edward Walker, former ambassador to Egypt and Israel, for a long view on the promise and payoff of the Arab Spring.
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The Dodgers' Unexpected Rise

Los Angeles has the best 48-game performance since the 1942 St. Louis Cardinals. Host Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about the Dodgers, the NFL preseason and Major League Baseball's usage of instant replay.
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Despite Bloodshed, Many Egyptians Support Military

Egypt witnessed the bloodiest day in its modern history this week. Most of the dead are Muslim Brotherhood supporters, but there's little sympathy as the military and media ramp up a campaign to brand them as terrorists.
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Egyptian Forces Reportedly Clear Mosque Of Morsi Backers

Hundreds of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi have taken refuge in a Cairo mosque and are refusing to leave.

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