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Friday, February 11, 2011

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  • Egyptians Rejoice As Mubarak Steps Down
    Tens of thousands of Egyptians poured into the streets across the country Friday in celebration after 18 days of anti-government protests. The news that President Hosni Mubarak had resigned came just after nightfall. Many big questions about the future remain, but tonight, Egyptians were in a mood to celebrate.
  • Obama: Mubarak's Resignation Is 'A Beginning'
    President Obama spoke about Egypt on Friday at the White House. "By stepping down, President Mubarak responded to the Egyptian people's hunger for change," he said. "But this is not the end of Egypt's transition. It's a beginning."
  • From Cairo To Queens, Egyptians Celebrate
    Beyond the White House, Hosni Mubarak's departure touched off celebrations from Cairo to Queens. In New York City, dozens of jubilant demonstrators flooded into the streets of Little Egypt.
  • Week In Politics: Revolution In Egypt
    Host Melissa Block talks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and David Brooks of the New York Times, about this week's momentous events in Egypt and other political news of the week.
  • Egypt's Military Takes Charge; What's Next?
    The Egyptian military is now in charge of the country. Earlier Friday, the county's vice president announced that the top generals and admirals, known as the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, are running the country. In a statement, members of the council said they will meet the demands of the protesters and, they said, "maintain the homeland." But it's still a mystery how they came to power, and what the future holds.
  • What Mubarak's Resignation Means For The Region
    Host Melissa Block speaks to Daniel Kurtzer, the former U.S. ambassador to Egypt, about what Hosni Mubarak's resignation means for Egypt and the rest of the region.
  • Fall Of Mubarak Sends Ripples Across Arab World
    In Saudi Arabia, the Saudi king was one of President Mubarak's staunchest defenders — and he was unhappy about pressure from the U.S. and others to persuade Mubarak to stand aside. Host Robert Siegel speaks to NPR's Deborah Amos, in Riyadh, who has reaction from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states.
  • White House Seeks To Phase Out Fannie, Freddie
    The Obama administration announced its plans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Friday, saying it would like to see the mortgage giants phased out over the next five to seven years. The pair had to be taken over by the government at the height of the financial crisis, and have so far cost taxpayers more than $130 billion. But, troubled as they are, Fannie and Freddie now dominate the nation's housing finance system — which makes eliminating them a dicey proposition.
  • This Week In The NBA: Cavaliers; Jerry Sloan
    Robert Siegel speaks pro-basketball with sportswriter Stefan Fatsis. The coach with the longest tenure in the NBA retires, and the Cleveland Cavaliers close in on the worst record ever in professional sports.
  • Across Cairo, Scenes Of Triumph As Mubarak Resigns
    Jubilation rang across Egypt on Friday, after 82-year-old President Hosni Mubarak resigned his post following 18 days of massive street protests. The brief announcement came just after 6 p.m. local time, and was delivered by a somber Vice President Omar Suleiman. Melissa Block speaks to NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, who has reaction at Tahrir Square and elsewhere in Cairo to Mubarak's resignation.

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