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Will Egypt's Fragile Democracy Stick?

More protests are expected Sunday after the new government named Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei as interim prime minister — and then later backtracked and said consultations were continuing. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks to Nathan Brown, professor of international affairs at George Washington University, about what the ouster of President Morsi means for Egypt's democracy.

Syrian Opposition Elects New Leader

Meeting in Istanbul, opposition figures elected Ahmad al-Jabra, a tribal figure with close ties to Saudi Arabia.

Ireland May Allow Limited Abortions

Politicians in the Catholic Republic of Ireland have overwhelmingly voted to introduce abortion in cases where the woman's life is in danger or she is at risk of suicide. John Waters, columnist for the Irish Times, speaks with Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin about this sensitive issue.

Britain Appears Ready to Approve New IVF Procedure

The process would use genetic material from three people to avoid serious genetic diseases. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with journalist Jessica Griggs about the procedure.

Asiana Airlines Jet Crashes At San Francisco International

Video reports show smoke billowing from Asiana Airlines Flight 214 and it appears to have broken into at least two large pieces. Images from the scene also show many passengers walking away from the crippled jet.

ElBaradei To Be Egypt's Prime Minister

Multiple news outlets say the Nobel Peace Prize winner is joining the new interim government. His spokeswoman tells NPR that ElBaradei will be sworn in Saturday.

A Courtside Report From Wimbledon's Final Weekend

It's the final weekend of the Wimbledon tournament. Sabine Lisicki goes up against Marion Bartoli in the women's final on Saturday, and Andy Murray will take on Novak Djokavic on Sunday. Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with Howard Bryant of and ESPN The Magazine.

Two Former Popes Can Thank New Pope For Sainthood

The Catholic Church will soon have two new saints, Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. Church watchers are interpreting what the elevation of these two men says about the current pope, Pope Francis, and his priorities. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with John Allen, correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter about the pope's recent move.

A Year Later, A Revolution In Egypt Again

This Saturday morning, Egypt is cleaning up from clashes overnight between pro- and anti-Morsi demonstrators that killed at least 30 people. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Leila Fadel and Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson in Cairo about this week's developments and reflect on the changes that have taken place there in the year since now-deposed President Mohammed Morsi was elected.
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D.C. Area Universities Urge Students To Leave Egypt

Universities in the region are asking their students in Egypt to leave the country due to the social and political unrest.