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MEXICO CITY (AP) - A drug gunman shot to death a woman who distributed newspapers in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez because his gang thought she threatened their control over street vendors, federal police said Tuesday. Monday's killing revealed some of the grittier aspects of one of the world's most violent cities, where about ...

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Fox News: BREAKING: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he will not run for a new term in office in September elections and will work during the rest of his term for a "peaceful transfer of power" in a new attempt to defuse massive protests demanding his immediate ouster. In a speech aired on state TV Tuesday night, ...

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Time: For 30 years, there was only one center of power in Egypt: President Hosni Mubarak. But as night fell on Cairo Monday and the country braced for a planned "march of millions" and a general strike on Tuesday, Mubarak appeared to be losing that monopoly. He's still the President, of course, and supreme commander of ...

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Feb 1, 2011 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

i So, why is Mubarak announcing his resignation today? Because Obama just ended all U.S. support for him, and threw it behind anti-U.S. Islamists bent on world Muslim domination and the destruction of Israel. New York Times: WASHINGTON — President Obama has told the embattled president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, that he should not run for another ...

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Al-Arabiya TV reports that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will say in a speech this evening on national TV that he will not seek re-election. Update at 2 p.m. ET: NBC reports that Mubarak will offer a "good solution" to the country's unrest. The next presidential elections are scheduled for September. President Hosni Mubarak will say in a speech ...

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Los Angeles Times: Reporting from Cairo — Helicopters thundered low over central Cairo's Tahrir Square early Tuesday as crowds swelled in anticipation of what protesters hoped would be a massive march aimed at bringing down the 30-year regime of President Hosni Mubarak. Thousands of pedestrians walked past tanks positioned around the square, where organizers have appealed for ...

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Haaretz: In light of the unrest in Egypt, Israel has been preparing for the possibility that tens of thousands of African asylum-seekers in that country could flood across the border into Israel in fear of their lives. Army and Border Police forces have been beefed up along the Egyptian border also out of fear that terrorists ...

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Jan 31, 2011 14 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Fox News: While analysts ask who or what is behind the sustained protests in Egypt, one group is now seeking political legitimacy. Technically banned under Egypt's constitution that forbids religious based parties, the Muslim Brotherhood is now throwing its support behind Mohammed el Baradei as an opposition leader. But many fear that if Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak goes, ...

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WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The director of the U.S. Jewish foreign policy umbrella called Mohammed ElBaradei, the opposition leader emerging from the Egyptian ferment, a "stooge of Iran." Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice-president of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, accused ElBaradei of covering up Iran's true nuclear weaponization capacities while he directed the ...

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New York Times: CAIRO — The political forces aligned against President Hosni Mubarak seemed to strengthen on Monday, when the Army said for the first time that it would not fire on the protesters who have convulsed Egypt for the last week. The announcement was followed shortly by the government’s first offer to talk to the ...

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The Hill: Former President Jimmy Carter said Sunday that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will likely be forced to step down because "the people have decided," according to a news report. “This is the most profound situation in the Middle East since I left office,” Carter said Sunday at a Baptist church in his hometown of Plains, Ga., ...

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The Guardian: The world's current economic model is an environmental "global suicide pact" that will result in disaster if it isn't reformed, Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, warned today. Ban said that political and business leaders need to embrace economic innovation in order to save the planet. "We need a revolution," he told a panel at the ...

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New York Times: CAIRO — The Egyptian Army announced Monday for the first time that it would not fire on protesters, even as tens of thousands of people gathered in central Liberation Square for a seventh day to shout for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. The announcement came after the opposition dismissed Mr. Mubarak’s cabinet ...

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Los Angeles Times: Reporting from Cairo — Police began returning to their posts in the Egyptian capital on Monday, seeking to restore order after days of looting, but they stayed away from the protester-thronged square that has become the epicenter of the movement to oust President Hosni Mubarak. As the dramatic standoff entered its seventh day, protest ...

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Newsmax: Donald Trump is mad as hell — and he’s letting everybody know it. In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV on Friday, the billionaire real estate mogul and reality TV star lashes out at China, OPEC, Obama’s Middle East dealings, the president’s State of the Union address and more. Trump takes aim at America’s “horrible” trade agreements, ...

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Consolidation of power, under one banner... CAIRO (AP) – Police and garbage collectors are appearing on the streets of Cairo and subway stations are reopening after soldiers and neighborhood watch groups armed with clubs and machetes kept the peace in many districts overnight. A leading Muslim Brotherhood official tells The Associated Press the fundamentalist movement wants to ...

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Washington Post: The Obama administration firmly aligned itself on Sunday with the protest movement now led by the Muslim Brotherhood and ElBaradei that has overtaken Egypt, calling for an "orderly transition" to a new government amid rising U.S. concern that the demonstrations are turning violent and that unrest could spread across the Arab world. In telephone ...

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Los Angeles Times: As a mist-shrouded dawn broke over Cairo's Tahrir Square, it wasn't so much that protesters awoke to a new day: Most never went to sleep. Hundreds of people spent all night in the plaza, worried that if they left, the military might move to block access for what has become the epicenter of demonstrations ...

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