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Egypt's Top General And His U.S. Lessons In Democracy

Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi led the recent ouster of Egypt's democratically elected president. Seven years earlier, he was a student at the U.S. Army War College and wrote a paper called "Democracy in the Middle East." He's the latest in a series of U.S.-trained military officers to topple a civilian government.

NOAA: Hurricane Season On Track To Be 'Above Normal'

But federal forecasters trimmed their original forecast slightly, because the Atlantic waters are not as warm as predicted.

U.S. 'Space Fence' Will Cease To Operate, Site Says

A U.S. radar system that tracks thousands of objects orbiting Earth — from satellites to harmful debris — has reportedly been slated for a shutdown. The pending shutdown of the system, run by the Air Force, is being blamed on the government's sequestration cuts.

Dominican Players And PED Use: Coincidence?

More than half of the Major League Baseball players recently suspended for performance enhancing drug use are from the Dominican Republic - where many PED's are available over-the-counter. Host Michel Martin finds out more.

Nidal Hasan: Radicalized, Unstable, Or Both?

The man who admitted to killing 13 people at a military base in Texas is representing himself in court. Host Michel Martin talks to Mohamed Elibiary, an expert on homegrown terrorism, about Army Major Nidal Hasan's trial and how to recognize signs of radicalization in the U.S.

Spike Lee: Doing The Right Thing For Himself

The legendary filmmaker is using the fundraising website Kickstarter to raise money for his latest movie — and he's drawing some criticism for it. He talks to host Michel Martin about funding his own films and the state of the industry today.

Summer Songs: New Music Takes On Old Favorites

Tell Me More is looking at contemporary artists remaking old classics for its 'Summer Songs' series. Gwen Thompkins, the host of WWNO's Music Inside Out, shares a piano medley by Allen Toussaint, in which he reinterprets three jazz greats.

Kazakh Students Indicted In Boston Bombing Probe

Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, former classmates of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's at the University of Massachusetts, are accused of throwing out a laptop and other items that could link Tsarnaev to the bombings.

'Dream 9' Activists Released From Immigration Detention

The activists, who were brought to the U.S. as children, were allowed in the country to await a court hearing on their asylum application. The road, however, is bound to be long. Asylum cases can take years to come before a judge.

Judge Says Nidal Hasan Can Represent Himself In Fort Hood Trial

Hasan's defense advisers complained that it was "morally repugnant" to stay on his team, because Hasan, they argued, is intent on receiving the death penalty. The judge sided with Hasan and allowed the trial to continue.