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Obama Condemns Crackdown In Egypt

President Obama is canceling joint military exercises with Egypt and condemning the violence that is taking place there. But the administration has stopped short of suspending aid to the Egyptian military. The U.S. faces a policy conundrum in Egypt, which has long played a key role in regional stability.
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Egypt's Army To Use Live Ammunition To Keep Order

Egypt's Interior Ministry has authorized the use of deadly force against protesters targeting police and state institutions. The death toll has surpassed 600 since Wednesday and spread outside the bloody crackdown in Cairo against supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
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Muslim Brotherhood Calls For A 'Day Of Anger' Across Egypt

The Muslim Brotherhood has called for a mass rally on Friday in a challenge to the government's declaration of a month-long state of emergency and a dusk-to-dawn curfew. David Greene talks to Mona al-Qazzaz, a spokeswoman for the Muslim Brotherhood in London.
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Doctors Without Borders To Pull Out Of Somalia

The international humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders has announced it will leave Somalia after 22 years on the ground in the troubled East African country. The group says both armed militias and civilian leadership are complicit in attacks on their workers. David Greene talks with the group's international president Unni Karunakara.
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Athletes Speak Out Against Russia's Anti-Gay Law

Controversy over Russia's new anti-gay law is affecting this year's World Athletic Championships. Athletes who are in Moscow for the games are speaking out about the law. How athletes are reacting could be a test for what's to come at the Sochi Olympics.
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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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