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Darrag Discusses The Future Of Egypt

The year since the Egyptian revolution began has been a good one for the Muslim Brotherhood. The restrictions they once faced in Egyptian political life were lifted with the ouster of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. Amr Darrag, a senior official in Egypt's Freedom and Justice Party — the Muslim Brotherhood party, speaks with Robert Siegel about the past year and what he anticipates in the next one.
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Irish Struggle Under Weight Of Austerity Measures

Ireland was one of the worst hit by the eurozone crisis, but now it's being seen as a star pupil, leading the class of stricken nations in their efforts to turn their economies around. International Monetary Fund and European Union officials are much impressed by its austerity measures, imposed after last year's massive bail out. Yet, for the average Irish person, the gain is hard to see. Public services have been slashed. House prices have fallen by some 60 percent. About a thousand young Irish people emigrate every week, and there's widespread cynicism over whether economic medicine being taken by the wounded Celtic Tiger actually works.
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Americans Barred From Leaving Egypt Include Secretary LaHood's Son

Egyptian authorities' efforts to prevent organizations that promote democracy from freely working inside their country have now ensnared the son of a U.S. cabinet secretary.
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Working Long Hours Can Be Depressing, Truly

People who work long hours are more likely to become depressed, even if they're working in the executive suite. That's according to a study of British civil servants. Other studies have found that people with higher incomes are less vulnerable to depression, but they didn't factor in work hours.

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