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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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  • Egyptian Military Says It Has Overthrown President Morsi
    Egyptian troops, backed by armor, deployed near protest sites and key facilities across Cairo as the military tightened control after the expiration of an ultimatum to the president to compromise with protesters seeking his ouster. We explore how President Mohamed Morsi went from being Egypt's first democratically elected president to a pariah.
  • Muslim Brotherhood Rep: Democracy Only Works Through Ballot Box
    Robert Siegel speaks with former Egyptian parliamentarian Abdul Mawgoud Rageh Dardery. He is a member of Egypt's "Freedom and Justice Party," which is the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm. He says Wednesday was a bad day for democracy in Egypt.
  • Delay In Obacamare Implementation Cheered By Employers
    Business groups are praising the Obama administration's decision to delay implementation of part of the Affordable Care Act. Businesses with 50 or more employees will have an extra year, until 2015, before they start facing fines. Some employers say they still want to see the law changed before it is implemented.
  • Democrats Want To Mess With Texas? GOP Says Not So Fast
    Democrats see opportunity in Texas' fast-growing Latino population. But the Republican Party is strong in Texas — very strong. Still, the GOP is split on how to handle the upcoming demographic changes: play to the base or try to recruit new Republicans?
  • As Mandela Lies In Hospital, Family Fights Over Kin's Graves
    A grandson moved the remains of three of Mandela's children. Other relatives sued. Now, a court has ordered that the remains be returned to their original burial site. And criminal charges have been prepared against the grandson.
  • Film Rankles Environmentalists By Advocating Nuclear Power
    A new documentary argues that environmentalists should favor nuclear power, not oppose it, on the grounds that the world's growing appetite for energy can't be met solely with wind and solar. Pandora's Promise is in theaters now, and not winning friends in the mainstream environmental movement.
  • New Study Shows Brits Do American Dream Better Than U.S.
    Just in time for Independence Day, a new study undermines one of American's most sacred notions, the American Dream. New research on economic mobility shows it is increasing in Britain and shrinking in the U.S.
  • Gettysburg Swells As Throngs Mark Civil War's Turning Point
    The small town of Gettysburg, Pa., has rolled out the red carpet for tens of thousands of visitors this week. The town hopes the tourists, descending to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, will mean a $100 million boost to the local economy.
  • Leaders Draw Different Messages From Battle Of Gettysburg
    Robert Siegel speaks with Gary Gallagher, history professor at the University of Virginia and Civil War historian, about how Gettysburg has been marked over the years by different presidents and communities.
  • Egyptian Military Suspends Country's Constitution
    We have the latest from Egypt, where the military ousted President Mohamed Morsi and suspended the country's constitution.

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