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Lessons For Egyptian Elections From Turkey

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When Egyptians go to the polls on May 23, many will be looking to celebrate the end of military rule that began some 50 years ago. Observers warn that it won’t be easy to send a deeply entrenched military back to its barracks, and they point to Turkey’s experience as an example. NPR’s Peter Kenyon reports from Istanbul.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2012/05/20/153132098/lessons-for-egyptian-elections-from-turkey?ft=1&f=1001

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Hepatitis C Cases In Rural Wisconsin Underscore Drug Link

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Fungus, Fruit Flies, Old Age: It’s The End Times For NPR’s AntCam

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Back in 1969, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon, there were no guarantees. There were no guarantees that they’d make it there and there were no guarantees that they could make it back home.

President Richard Nixon and his speech writer William Safire knew that. So, imagining a situation in which the American astronauts were doomed in an alien land, Safire drew up a plan to mark their inevitable demise in ...

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Preakness: Will I’ll Have Another Take Another Win?

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Exercise rider Jonny Garcia takes I'll Have Another over the track at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., Thursday. The colt has a chance to win the ...</p><a class=Continue Reading →

Facebook Stock Priced At $38 A Share Ahead Of Friday IPO

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The Facebook thumb.
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New Evidence Released: Trayvon Martin Had Traces Of Pot In System

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A photocopy of a picture of George Zimmerman taken the night of the shooting.
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Moody’s Downgrades 16 Spanish Bank Ratings

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Moody’s Investors Service is downgrading the ratings of 16 Spanish banks because of the country’s worsening financial picture.

Moody’s lowered its rating by one to three notches on the long-term debt and deposit ratings for 16 Spanish banks and one U.K. subsidiary on Thursday.

Moody’s said it took the action because the banks face a rising tide of bad loans with Spain’s economy in recession, its real estate market a shambles and its unemployment rate stubbornly high. Spain’s banking ...

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Bloomberg: Facebook’s Saverin May Save $67 Million By Renouncing Citizenship

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Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook.
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Town’s Effort To Link Fracking And Illness Falls Short

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Quite a few of the 225 people who live in Dish, Texas, think the nation’s natural gas boom is making them sick.

They blame the chemicals used in gas production for health problems ranging from nosebleeds to cancer.

And the mayor of Dish, Bill Sciscoe, has a message for people who live in places where gas drilling is about to start: “Run. Run as fast as you can. Grab up your family and your belongings, and get out.”

But scientists ...

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Thank The Patron Saint Of Bakers For This Cake Today

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The author pauses to photograph the St. Honore cake before she digs in.
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Homebuilders’ Confidence Index At 5-Year High

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Homebuilders reported improving sales and higher traffic from prospective buyers this month. A gauge measuring confidence in sales over the next six months also rose.
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Questions About Another Texas Execution: Was Wrong Man Condemned?

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Already in the spotlight over whether it executed one innocent man — Cameron Todd Willingham — in 2004, the state of Texas now faces questions about whether another man may have been wrongly condemned to death.

Columbia Law School’s Columbia Human Rights Law Review has posted online a 400-page, multi-media investigation that concludes it was mistake to have put Carlos DeLuna to death in 1989 for the murder of Corpus Christi convenience store clerk Wanda Lopez.

Basically, the ...

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