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Royal Baby Speculation Rages

Whether it's a boy or a girl, Kate Middleton and Prince William's baby, due to be born Saturday, will become third living heir to the British throne. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks to Daily Mail columnist Robert Hardman about the royal baby.
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In Iraq, One Scammer Took Advantage Of The IED Epidemic

Fraud on the front lines of Iraq made millions for con artists who sold devices they claimed would detect hidden bombs, but which were junk. A new article profiles the man behind the scam. Robert Siegel speaks with Adam Higginbotham, author of the Bloomberg Businessweek article "The $38 Million Bomb-Detection Golf Ball Finders."
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Royal Baby Craze Reaches New Heights In U.K.

What's all the Royal baby fuss about in England? We talk to indifferent and cynical Brits about the hubbub and take a look at the goings-on surrounding the maternity.
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Egypt's Polarization Descends Into Personal Relationships

Ahmed Assem has become the poster child of what Muslim Brotherhood leader's are calling a massacre — last Monday's assault by security forces on angry Islamist protesters. Assem was a photographer who filmed his own death. An army sniper shot him down. The killing has torn Assem's family apart. His brother is a police officer who blames the Brotherhood for the violence, but the family, like Egypt itself, is now deeply divided and unsure what is to come.
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Beyond Leadership Issues, Egypt Has Deep Economic Troubles

Robert Siegel talks to Egyptian economist Samir Radwan. He was one of the people being considered as interim Prime Minister of Egypt and served as the Finance Minister after the fall of Hosni Mubarak. He talked about options to remedy Egypt's deep economic troubles.
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Train Derailment Kills At Least Six People Near Paris

At least six people have died and many more are injured after a train crash in France. Early reports said the regional train appeared to derail as it entered a station about 12 miles southwest of Paris.
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Taliban Attack Survivor Speaks At U.N. On Her 16th Birthday

Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani woman shot by the Taliban last fall for advocating education for girls, made an appearance at the United Nations on her 16th birthday on Friday.
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U.S., Germany Call For Release Of Ousted Egyptian Leader

Mohammed Morsi has been detained since a July 3 military coup in Cairo.
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Catching And Prosecuting Pirates

Last week, three Somali men were convicted by a federal jury in a Norfolk, Va., court on charges that included piracy. We explore how companies and individuals are responding to the threat of piracy and the challenges of prosecuting the crime.

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More Problems On 787s Mean Turbulence For Boeing Stock

Shares in the aircraft maker were down sharply after reports that the aircraft experienced an "onboard internal fire" while on the ground.

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