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  • Lawlessness Could Hijack Egypt's Popular Uprising
    It's been nearly a week since Egyptians took to the streets in a popular uprising to oust President Mubarak. They've since turned the most populous Arab nation on its head. But rampant lawlessness threatens to hijack the movement. Thievery and vandalism are badly damaging Egypt's economy.
  • How Is The U.S. Responding To The Crisis In Egypt?
    On Sunday, President Barack Obama urged an "orderly transition" to democracy in Egypt, stopping short of calling on President Hosni Mubarak to step down but signaling that his days may be numbered.
  • Afghan Villagers Return Home To Devastation
    The U.S. decided that Tarook Kalacha was so completely wired with bombs that the only way to save the village was to demolish it with airstrikes. Villagers say whether the U.S. ends up a friend or foe will depend on the rebuilding of their homes.
  • Protesters Expected To Win Out, Mubarak Will Go
    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak remains in power despite protesters who are trying to drive him out of office. Dr. Maha Azzam, associate fellow in the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House in London, talks to Steve Inskeep about how long Murbarak can stay in office.
  • Doctor Challenges Cause Of MS And Treatment
    An Italian scientist has a controversial new theory on what causes multiple multiple sclerosis — and how to treat it. Some patients, desperate to stop the disease's spread, have tried it, only to have it fail months later.
  • Learning To Live A Full Life With Chronic Illness
    Toni Bernhard, author of How to Be Sick, struggled with the isolation that came with a chronic illness diagnosis. But her study of Buddhism taught her how to embrace a new life rather than dwell on her old one.
  • A 'Hoppy' New Year For Hong Kong Stocks?
    A Hong Kong-based brokerage has been trying to use traditional Chinese beliefs in its economic forecast as the Year of the Tiger gives way to the Year of the Golden Rabbit on Thursday. It prediction: volatility ahead for Hong Kong markets.
  • Church Foreclosures: Hard Times For God's Work
    The Lord giveth and the bank taketh away — at least, that is what a lot of churches have found recently. Lenders foreclosed on about 100 churches last year, an enormous increase from just a few years ago. It suggests even doing God's work does not always keep the creditors away.
  • Girl Scouts Jettison Bad Selling Cookies
    It's that time of year when boxes and boxes of Girl Scout cookies begin filling up the pantry — though they usually don't stay there for long. Last year, troops sold nearly 200 million boxes. In an effort to boost sales and cut costs, the Girl Scouts are looking to streamline their cookie line up. Those that haven't sold well — like Dulce de Leche and Thank U Berry Munch — are no longer available in certain parts of the country.
  • Egypt Protesters Maintain Presence In Tahrir Square
    Egypt's most prominent democracy advocate is calling for President Hosni Mubarak to resign. Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei used a bullhorn to speak to thousands of protesters in Cairo Sunday. Meanwhile, new blast walls and barricades are being erected in the Square.

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