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Is Egypt Better Or Worse Off Now?

It's been two years since Hosni Mubarak was ousted as Egypt's President. Today, there's new leadership, but the country is still in turmoil. And some Egyptians wonder if things are changing for the best. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR Cairo Bureau Chief, Leila Fadel, to learn more about the new Egypt.
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Soccer: A Surprising Player In Egypt's Unrest

Violent protests are breaking out in Egypt, just two years after a massive uprising led to the fall of the former dictator. One of the unexpected driving forces is soccer. Host Michel Martin talks to Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation about how the sport affects Egypt's political landscape.
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Gabourey Sidibe, From 'Precious' To 'AfroPop'

Gabourey Sidibe burst onto the Hollywood scene in 2009 with her Oscar-nominated performance in Precious. Now she's hosting the new season of AfroPop, a documentary film series on public television. Sidibe talks to host Michel Martin about the series, her career, and the secret meaning of her name.
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German Company's Giant Cookie Goes Missing

The kidnapper sent a ransom note: "I have the biscuit!" It demanded the company donate cookies to children in a local hospital, and the reward to an animal shelter. It was signed: Cookie Monster.
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Hack Attack On 'New York Times' Looks Like Part Of Chinese Campaign

Western news outlets that have been reporting on alleged corruption among China's leadership appear to be targeted. The Times says it has been under attack for four months.

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