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Monday, July 9, 2012

Who’s In Charge In Egypt?

Egyptian Field Marshal Gen. Hussein Tantawi, left, and new President Mohammed Morsi, center, attend a medal ceremony, at a military base east of Cairo, Egypt. (AP/Mohammed Abd El Moaty, Egyptian Presidency)

It’s hard to tell who holds the reins in Egypt after the newly elected president Sunday ordered that parliament be reconvened, after the high court recently dissolved it.

On Monday the Supreme Constitutional Court met to discuss Morsi’s surprise decision.

Guest:

  • Shaimaa Khalil, BBC Arab Affairs Editor

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Spotlight

From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

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June 25 82 Comments

Controversial New Textbooks Go Into Use This Fall In Texas

The books contain information challenged by academics, that critics say is making education far too political.