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Monday, July 1, 2013

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  • Egyptian Military's Ultimatum To Morsi Welcomed By Protesters
    Egypt's military issued an ultimatum to that country's Islamist president on Monday. It warned Mohammed Morsi — and the many protesters who are seeking his ouster — that they have 48 hours to reach an agreement.
  • Some Egyptians Who Ran Out Mubarak Also Protest Morsi
    Robert Siegel talks with Alaa Al Aswany — a dentist, columnist, writer and activist — about the military role in mediating between Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the protesters who are calling for him to step down. Al Aswany says Morsi has become a "fascist dictator" and says it will not be hard to find someone better than him to lead Egypt.
  • 50 Years Ago, ZIP Codes Revolutionized Mail Service
    Audie Cornish talks to Nancy Pope, head curator at the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C., about the 50th anniversary of the ZIP code. Pope explains the difference the ZIP code made in mail-sorting speed and accuracy, and describes the Postal Service's public-relations campaign to encourage Americans to mail by number.
  • NSA Leaker Snowden Applies For Aslyum In Russia
    The Russian news agency Interfax reports that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has asked for asylum in Russia.
  • Leak Case Highlights Troubles With Security Clearance Checks
    Everyone with a security clearance has to undergo a background check, and those checks are often conducted by outside contractors. Lawmakers say some investigators have been convicted of falsifying reports, and the biggest contractor is under investigation in a "complicated contract fraud case."
  • Will Texas Become A Presidential Battleground?
    In recent years, Democrats have gained the upper hand in the Electoral College. Virginia and Florida, once GOP strongholds, have turned purple. Now, Democrats are turning their attention to the biggest Republican prize of all, Texas.
  • How To Turn A Red State Blue: California Edition
    Democrats who want to change the dynamics in Texas are turning to California for inspiration. Here's a look at how things went so wrong for the Republicans in the Golden State.
  • Obama Promises Billions To Double Africa's Electricity Access
    On Monday evening in Tanzania, President announced a broad sweeping new policy for U.S. engagement in Africa. It's not like PEPFAR or the Millennium Challenge or other sweeping "aid-based" pronouncements of past presidencies. Rather it will be a set of incentives to encourage American businesses to get in the business of making electricity for Africans. Africans have enormous gas deposits and need a reliable source of power.
  • Kids Unplugged: Summer Camps Ban Electronics
    A decade ago, many summer camps nationwide instituted a no-tech policy. Technology has changed since then, and social media threatens to distract kids' attention more than ever. But while kids are kept from their gadgets, behind the scenes, technology is enhancing their safety.
  • With Serena And Top Players Out, Who Will Win Wimbledon?
    Serena Williams, the number one seed and last year's champion at Wimbledon, was knocked out by Germany's Sabine Lisicki. With her loss, the top three women's seeds are now out and Wimbledon fans are wondering just who is left to win it.

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