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Monday, January 31, 2011

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  • Egypt To Start Dialogue With All 'Political Forces'
    It may be the beginning of the end for the Mubarak regime. Egypt's newly appointed Vice President Omar Suleiman spoke on state television Monday saying President Hosni Mubarak had asked him to immediately begin dialogue with "political forces" for constitutional and legislative reforms. Meanwhile, demonstrators are preparing for a million-person march Tuesday.
  • Muslim Brotherhood Plays Key Role In Egypt Unrest
    Bruce Riedel, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, speaks to host Robert Siegel about the Muslim Brotherhood and other opposition groups in Egypt.
  • Will Massey Buyout Make For Safer Mines?
    Alpha will absorb Massey and its 61 underground mines in a deal valued at $8.5 billion.
  • Accessing The Internet From Egypt
    Egypt is now its fourth day with virtually no Internet access. The government cut off access to the Internet last week to try to disrupt the planned protests against the government. And while the shutdown has left most Egyptians blocked from the Web, there are a few who, with a little creativity, are getting back online. Michele Norris talks with Danny O'Brien, Internet advocacy coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists, about accessing the Internet from Egypt.
  • New Car Technology Tells Tailgaters To Back Off
    Ford is working with other major automakers to turn vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology into a basic safety feature of every car. The wireless technology sounds an alarm to alert drivers if they or another car pose a threat on the road.
  • U.S. Appeals For Orderly Transition In Egypt
    The United States evacuated 1,200 Americans from Egypt on Monday, and the State Department says it will keep chartering flights as long as needed. Behind the scenes, the Obama administration is pressing the Egyptian government to prepare for what U.S. officials call an orderly transition to democracy. The U.S. has carefully avoided calling for Hosni Mubarak to step aside.
  • Youth Movement At Heart Of Egypt Protests
    Sherif Mansour, senior program officer for Freedom House's Middle East North Africa programs, speaks to host Robert Siegel about the April 6th movement, a youth organization that's behind the protests in Egypt. The group is calling for a million people to join the demonstrations Tuesday.
  • California Challenges China In Rare Earths Mining
    China has cut its exports of rare earth minerals, used in cell phones, hybrid cars and computers. This has sent the price of rare earths soaring, making it profitable for the U.S. to compete with China in mining. A long-shuttered California mine has reopened and is expected to produce 40,000 tons of rare earths each year.
  • Conor Oberst Leads Immigration Law Protest In Song
    Oberst has had a busy 10 years. He's released five albums with Bright Eyes and two solo roots-rock records, and has worked on a number of side projects. But he says taking a political stand is new to him.
  • Remembering The Late Film Composer John Barry
    The man who wrote scores for 11 James Bond films and won five Oscars passed away yesterday at 77.

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