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  • Islamist President Faces Balancing Act In Egypt
    President-elect Mohammed Morsi will first try to get back some of the presidential power now held by the military. At the same time, he's trying to reassure Egyptians that he is not fashioning and all Islamist cabinet.
  • Can There Be Shared Power In Egypt?
    The victory of the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate in Egypt's presidential election has Mideast analyst Aaron David Miller reflecting on that country's revolution last year. For two decades, he advised six secretaries of state on U.S. policy toward the Middle East. Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep asked Miller if the shift in Egyptian politics resulted in any real change.
  • A Nation Of Meat Eaters: See How It All Adds Up
    Americans eat more meat than almost anyone else in the world, but habits are starting to change. We explore some of the meat trends and changes in graphs and charts.
  • Exhale, Chicago: A Little Pot May Be Fine(d)
    Chicago's leadership is considering a plan that would make adults caught with a small amount of marijuana subject to a fine instead of arrest. The idea is to use police more efficiently. But not all of the city's leaders agree. They'll discuss the rule Wednesday.
  • Debby Unleashes Floods On Fla. Panhandle
    Before Tropical Storm Debby was downgraded to a tropical depression, it had dumped about two feet of rain on parts of the Florida Panhandle — causing widespread flooding. On Tuesday, Governor Rick Scott visited coastal Wakulla County.
  • Murdoch Considers Split For News Corp.
    News Corp. executives have confirmed they are considering dividing the company in two. One new company would hold all of News Corp.'s profitable entertainment and television outlets. The other would hold all of its newspaper and publishing outlets. The move is seen as a way for the Murdoch family to hang on to its less profitable and troubled newspapers while pleasing investors with a newly independent and far more profitable entertainment company.
  • How Justices Decide Big Cases Such As Health Care
    In advance of the Supreme Court's ruling on the Obama health care law, Renee Montagne talks to Jamal Greene — associate professor at Columbia Law School and former clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens — about how the Supreme Court thinks through momentous cases.
  • Banks Face July 1 Living Wills Deadline
    The nation's biggest banks are getting ready to file plans with the government for how they would unwind their assets if they were to fail. The plans are called living wills. Regulators want to avoid the type of damage the collapse of Lehman Brothers had on the financial system. Big banks have a July 1 deadline to submit their living wills to the Federal Reserve and FDIC.
  • FBI Op Targets Cyber Criminals Stealing Credit Cards
    U.S. law enforcement officials say 24 suspected computer hackers have been arrested in a sting operation. The FBI set up a fake online forum for people interested in trading credit card numbers and other financial information.
  • Limits Put On Nonprofit Hospital Debt Collection
    The U.S. Treasury Department last week released proposed rules to protect patients from abusive debt collection practices at nonprofit hospitals. The rules are required by the Affordable Care Act of 2010. If the Supreme Court votes to strike down the health care law, the new debt collection rules would go away.

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