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8:43 am
Thu June 21, 2012

New Republic: No Second Go At Egyptian Revolution

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood hold portraits of their candidate, Mohamed Morsi, as the they protest in Cairo's Tahrir square on June 21. Egypt was on edge after the Brotherhood declared an open-ended protest and warned of 'confrontation' unless their candidate is named president.
Marwan Naamani AFP/Getty Images

Eric Trager is the Next Generation Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

On Wednesday night, thousands of demonstrators descended onto Tahrir Square to demand an end to military rule. It was the twentieth straight night of these protests, and the Muslim Brotherhood marked the occasion by calling on its hundreds of thousands of members nationwide to join an open-ended Tahrir Square sit-in and "complete the revolution."

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The Two-Way
8:21 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Bullied Bus Monitor Wants Apology, But Still Believes 'All Kids Aren't Bad'

From the video of Karen Klein being bullied.
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Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 1:46 pm

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It's All Politics
8:20 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Campaigns Release Fundraising Numbers, But Some Big Spenders Stay Mum

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 4:03 pm

From the retired librarian in Kentucky who gave President Obama's campaign $19 to the Arkansas investment banker who gave the superPAC backing GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney a half-million dollars — it's all there at the Federal Election Commission website.

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The Two-Way
8:10 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Explosive Material Discovered Near Swedish Nuclear Power Plant

Swedish authorities say explosive material turned up in a truck close by one of the country's three nuclear power plants.

The Ringhals nuclear power plant says the material was hidden in a truck that was headed for the facility. Officials discovered it during a routine scan and turned it over to police. The plant says the unidentified material couldn't have caused serious damage.

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Monkey See
7:58 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Silverdocs: 'Time Zero' For All Those Heartbroken Polaroid Photographers

Time Zero: The Last Year Of Polaroid Film looks at what happened when Polaroid decided to discontinue its instant film.
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Opinion
7:49 am
Thu June 21, 2012

The Nation: Catholic Health Association Flip-Flops

Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius speaks about the Affordable Care Act at Covenant Community Care health center June 20 in Detroit, Mich. The law and her department have come under heavy criticism for a mandate that would require insurance companies of religious organizations to cover contraceptives.
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Emily Douglas is a senior editor at TheNation.com.

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Opinion
7:49 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Weekly Standard: A Small College Fights Health Law

Protesters hold signs as they attend the 'Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally', in front of the United States Courthouse on June 8, in Miami, Fla. Organizers voiced their opposition to Health and Human Services Mandate, which requires all employer-offered health insurance to cover contraceptives.
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Joshua Carback is an editor at the student newspaper at Geneva College.

While many Catholic organizations are suing Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius over the Obama administration's new contraception rules, unhappiness with the supposed HHS mandate "compromise" runs even deeper. Many Protestant institutions are also trying to overturn the compromise that coerces private religious institutions to fund health insurers who can provide beneficiaries with abortion-inducing drugs.

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The Two-Way
7:39 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Jobless Claims Hold Steady; 387,000 Filed Last Week

There were 387,000 first-time claims for jobless benefits filed last week, down just 2,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration reports.

The previous week's number, by the way, was revised up slightly — to 389,000 from the initial estimate of 386,000.

The Associated Press writes that:

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The Two-Way
7:31 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Arrest Warrant Issued For Pakistan's Prime Minister Nominee

Makhdoom Shahabuddin, who has been nominated to be Pakistan's next prime minister.
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"Turmoil" doesn't seem like a strong enough word anymore to describe what's happening in Pakistani politics.

Tuesday, Pakistan's highest court ruled that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was "disqualified" from remaining in office because he had refused to reopen a multi-million-dollar corruption probe aimed at President Asif Ali Zardari.

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The Two-Way
7:08 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Zimmerman's Account Of Fatal Encounter With Trayvon Made Public

Defense attorney Mark O'Mara (left) with his client, George Zimmerman, at an April hearing related to second-degree murder charges in the killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.
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Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 11:06 am

George Zimmerman's written, audio and video accounts of what happened when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin have been put online by his defense team. Much of what is in the materials has been previously reported, but their release offers the most detailed looks so far at his claim that he acted in self defense.

The materials, posted here, include the statement Zimmerman wrote on Feb. 26 — the day of his fatal encounter with 17-year-old Trayvon in Sanford, Fla. In it, the neighborhood watch volunteer writes:

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