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Egyptians Take To The Streets After President Expands Powers

Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi won high praise for brokering the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. But protesters in several Egyptian cities denounced him on Friday after he gave himself sweeping powers.
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Warrant Issued For Ivory Coast's Ex-First Lady

The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for the former first lady of the Ivory Coast. Simone Gbagbo is accused of committing crimes against humanity during the fighting that followed last year's election in Ivory Coast. Her husband, former President Laurent Gbagbo, is already in the custody of the ICC and is awaiting trial in the Hague.
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Cyprus, Turkey At Odds Over Natural Gas Drilling

The small island nation of Cyprus is drilling under the Mediterranean Sea for natural gas. It is facing opposition from Turkey, which has occupied part of the island since 1974.
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Egyptian President Morsi Makes Power Grab

Mohammed Morsi has issued a constitutional decree that his critics say effectively returns Egypt back to one-man rule. Morsi went on state television to announce that any decree or law he issues cannot be challenged in court. He also sacked the chief prosecutor and ordered the retrial of people accused of attacking protesters during the overthrow of the previous regime of Hosni Mubarak.
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Does Gaza Ceasefire Address Long-Term Goals?

Steve Inskeep talks with Robert Malley of the International Crisis Group about how the ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas addresses short and long term, goals on both sides. Malley is program director for the Middle East and North Africa.
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Israel Makes Arrests For Tel Aviv Bus Bombing

Several people, including an Arab Israeli, was arrested in connection with Wednesday's bombing that wounded 27 people. All those arrested were linked to Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
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The Motive Of The Mapmaker

From ancient Babylonia to the Renaissance, mapmakers have been driven by politics, religion, emotion, and math. In his new book, A History of the World in Twelve Maps, professor Jerry Brotton examines the construction of a dozen world maps throughout history and argues that world maps are no more objective today than they were thousands of years ago.
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Burgundy's Yield Fails To Meet Grape Expectations

Bad weather this year has made the 2012 grape harvest the smallest in a half-century; this at a time when sales of Burgundy are booming in the U.S., Britain and across Asia. But wine makers seem to be taking the loss in stride.

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