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Scene From A Cairo Mosque Turned Morgue

On Thursday, more than 200 bodies of those killed in a crackdown on protesters by the Egyptian military were being prepared for burial at the El-Iman mosque in Cairo. Some mourners said the government was pressuring them to say the dead committed suicide or died of natural causes.
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Can Quinoa Farming Go Global Without Leaving Andeans Behind?

At a "quinoa summit" this week, farmers from around the world are trading tips on how to turn this ancient Andean grain into a large-scale crop. Some Andean farmers who currently grow quinoa are asking, "What happens to us?"
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Obama Calls On All Egyptians To Exercise Restraint

President Obama made a statement on Thursday condemning the violence in Egypt and suspending joint exercises with that country's military that had been planned. The president stopped short of cutting off aid to Egypt or its military, but said he would convene a working group at the White House to consider sterner steps in the wake of this week's street violence.
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Egyptian Nuns Flee After Suez Convent Is Set Ablaze

Audie Cornish talks to Sister Angela of the Good Shepherd Convent in Cairo. On Thursday, she welcomed in three fellow nuns fleeing their sister convent and school in Suez that was set ablaze on Wednesday.
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Morsi Critic: 'What Happens In Egypt Is Not Very Clear Abroad'

Robert Siegel checks in with Egyptian novelist Alaa al-Aswany, who protested against the Mubarak regime and criticized ousted president Mohammed Morsi during his time in office, about the military's crackdown on pro-Morsi supporters.
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Death Toll Tops 600 In Egypt As Crackdown Continues

The Egyptian government has authorized security forces to use live ammunition against anyone attacking state institutions. The order came shortly after a mob assault on a government building in Cairo. The capital was relatively quiet early in the day amid funerals for those killed in yesterday's widespread clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The government says more than 500 were killed and nearly four thousand wounded in the bloodiest day since the revolution of 2011.
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Zoo In China Swaps Lion For Dog, Hopes No One Notices

The People's Park in central Henan province substituted a Tibetan mastiff when its resident African lion went off to a breeding center.
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Egypt's Bloody Crackdown Raises Specter Of Prolonged Battle

Analysts are no longer talking about how to build democracy in Egypt. Instead, they are wondering whether the country can avert a protracted, full-scale confrontation between the military and the Muslim Brotherhood.
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A Syrian Village Surrounded By Civil War

The village of Taldo was a typical Syrian farming community before the country's civil war. Now it is a flashpoint, controlled by the rebels, surrounded by government forces, with civilians trapped in the middle.
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Is Democracy Finished In Egypt?

Hundreds of people are dead and thousands more are injured after the military started cracking down on supporters of ousted President Mohammad Morsi. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks about Egypt's future with Shadid Hamid of the Brookings Doha Center.

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