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Op-Ed: Islamists Can Adopt Democracy

There is concern among some that the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood could rise to power and push Egypt away from secularism. In an op-ed for The Boston Globe, Emile Nakhleh, former director of the Political Islam Strategic Analysis Program at the CIA, argues those fears are misplaced.
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A Plea To Protect Shoppers On Black Friday

With markdowns and midnight sales every Black Friday come reports of shopping-related violence. One woman allegedly pepper-sprayed other customers over an Xbox. In years past, people have been trampled to death. Adam Cohen says it's time for stores and the government to do more to protect people.
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5 Things You May Not Know About Mitt Romney

The former Massachusetts governor has been a public figure for much of his life. But there are still some things about the presidential candidate that may surprise you.
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Lessons From Michel Martin's Bad Break

After a recent injury, host Michel Martin comments on the courage of people who have endured physical and emotional pain without help or acknowledgment.
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Teacher Pushed Struggling Student To Honors

When Meliza Arellano started seventh grade, she was below grade level in both math and reading. She was put in Sarah Benko's class to help students like her get up to speed. That was the year Arellano became a serious student.
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What Black Friday Crowds Are Really Shopping For

It's hard not to look at Black Friday shoppers and see some kind of crass, mindless mob. Scott Simon thinks something else may be at work to explain the swarms at midnight sales and the intensity of bargain hunting.
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Impatience Grows Over Egypt's Unfinished Revolution

Guy Raz speaks with Samer Shehata, professor of Arab politics at Georgetown University, about how anger with Egypt's military rulers has prompted more protests, and how elections planned to begin next week may not be enough to quell the unrest.

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