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Tough Road Ahead For Egypt's New President, Islamists

Millions of unemployed young people, a corrupt oligarchy, a massive underclass and religious tension are just a few of the problems Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood face. Also, the ruling military council has effectively stripped most of Morsi's powers and dissolved the Brotherhood-dominated Parliament.
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Packed Tahrir Square Celebrates New President

Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi are in Cairo's Tarir Square celebrating their candidate's win in the presidential election. But questions remain about whether the new president will create an Islamist-dominated government. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson Guy Raz
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Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi To Be Egypt's New President

Egypt's electoral commission declared the results of the country's first free presidential elections on Sunday. Crowds in Cairo's Tahrir Square erupted in cheers at the announcement.
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Turkey Denounces Syrian Action Against Its Plane

Turkey issued its first official response since one of its planes being shot down by Syrian air defense. The Turkish foreign minister is charging that the incident was an act of aggression, and he says Turkey will take its case to NATO and to the United Nations. Guest host David Greene talks with NPR's Deborah Amos.
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Egypt To Announce Presidential Election Results

Egypt plans to announce who will be its first democratically elected president Sunday. Two men have been claiming victory since the polls closed a week or so ago. One was ousted leader Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister, the other a member of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood. Guest host David Greene speaks with NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
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Afghan Tunnel: Decrepit, Dangerous Yet Indispensible

NATO supply convoys into Afghanistan are using a long, slow and expensive route through Central Asia after Pakistan closed its border last year. Trucks driving high in the Hindu Kush on crumbling roads pass through the Soviet-built Salang Tunnel, where lines of waiting traffic often stretch 10 miles.
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Syrians Now Willing To Talk, But No Names, Please

Syrians have lived under surveillance and emergency law for years, but after 15 months of anti-government protest and a brutal response by the regime, the killings have changed people. The impulse to speak out, at least in the capital Damascus, is getting stronger, especially among the young.
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Captured Man Isn't El Chapo's Son, So Who'll Get The Blame?

On Thursday, the Mexican Navy triumphantly presented a man they said was the son of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Today, both Mexican and U.S. authorities are pointing at each other for misidentifying the man that was captured.

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