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Monday, November 26, 2012

New Rifts In Egypt Over President’s Power Grab

Egyptian protesters clash with security forces, not pictured, near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, on Sunday. (Ahmed Gomaa/AP)

Egypt’s justice minister Ahmed Mekki has said an agreement is “imminent” from talks between President Mohammed Morsi and the country’s Supreme Judiciary Council.

Those talks come after four days of violent nationwide protests over president Morsi’s decree granting himself sweeping new powers.

The president has said the new powers are needed to protect Egypt’s transition to democracy. Democracy activists say it’s a power grab taking Egypt backwards into dictatorship.

The protests are taking a toll on the Egyptian economy, with the country’s stock markets down sharply as foreign investors flee.


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One Refugee’s Story Of Coming To America

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.

November 25 3 Comments

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

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November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.