Gunfire erupted this morning in Libya's capital, Tripoli. Officials in Col. Moammar Gadhafi's government said they were shots of celebration after government forces beat back rebel fighters in cities around the capital, but opposition groups said talk of government success was propaganda. Some of the bloodiest battles yesterday occurred in Zawiyah just to the west of Libya's capital.
The conflict in Libya is not the first large-scale rebel uprising in the country; Libya has a history of armed protest movements. Prof. Ali Ahmida, chairman of the political science department at the University of New England, speaks with guest host Lynn Neary about the history of resistance movements in Libya, and how Libyans view the possibilities of foreign involvement.
Protesters stormed the headquarters of Egypt's state security agency this weekend. The agency was accused of some of the worst human rights violations during the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak's rule, and Egyptians aren't waiting for the new government to dismantle it.
The New American Bible, Revised Edition is the first new Catholic Bible in 40 years. The new version updates many Old Testament passages based on newly translated manuscripts discovered in the past 50 years. Mary Elizabeth Sperry, associate director for Bible utilization at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, says the new text helps clarify some outdated language.
Guest host Lynn Neary talks to Andrew Ferguson, a senior editor at the Weekly Standard, about his new book, Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College. Ferguson details his sometimes comical efforts at helping his son with college applications and the confusing, and often infuriating, admissions process.