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Friday, July 12, 2013

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  • Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano To Resign
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is stepping down to take charge of the University of California system.
  • Week In Politics: Napolitano Resignation, Immigration Reform
    Audie Cornish talks to political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's resignation, immigration reform and the farm bill.
  • Snowden's Asylum Contingent On Not Leaking More Secrets
    Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is requesting asylum in Russia while he pursues a more permanent asylum in Latin America. A condition of his continued stay in Russia is that he stop releasing information that is damaging to the US.
  • Taliban Attack Survivor Speaks At U.N. On Her 16th Birthday
    Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani woman shot by the Taliban last fall for advocating education for girls, made an appearance at the United Nations on her 16th birthday on Friday.
  • Years Later, Miss Indian America Pageant Winners Reunite
    The Native American pageant's goal was to help counter racism in Sheridan, Wyo., though some say it only reinforced stereotypes.
  • Jury Begins Deliberations In George Zimmerman Case
    Closing arguments in the George Zimmerman murder trial wrapped up Friday and the case has gone to the jury.
  • Community Leaders Brace For Fallout From Zimmerman Verdict
    Community leaders in Florida have already started preparing for public response to the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. Some leaders worry that public outcry similar to the demonstrations leading up to Zimmerman's arrest will boil over, and they're trying to ease the public's expectations for closure with the Trayvon Martin case.
  • In Iraq, One Scammer Took Advantage Of The IED Epidemic
    Fraud on the front lines of Iraq made millions for con artists who sold devices they claimed would detect hidden bombs, but which were junk. A new article profiles the man behind the scam. Robert Siegel speaks with Adam Higginbotham, author of the Bloomberg Businessweek article "The $38 Million Bomb-Detection Golf Ball Finders."
  • Royal Baby Craze Reaches New Heights In U.K.
    What's all the Royal baby fuss about in England? We talk to indifferent and cynical Brits about the hubbub and take a look at the goings-on surrounding the maternity.
  • Egypt's Polarization Descends Into Personal Relationships
    Ahmed Assem has become the poster child of what Muslim Brotherhood leader's are calling a massacre — last Monday's assault by security forces on angry Islamist protesters. Assem was a photographer who filmed his own death. An army sniper shot him down. The killing has torn Assem's family apart. His brother is a police officer who blames the Brotherhood for the violence, but the family, like Egypt itself, is now deeply divided and unsure what is to come.

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