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10:23pm

Mon June 11, 2012
The Record

Egypt's Underground Wakes Up

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:42 pm

Noor Noor performs with his band El-Zabaleen, which makes many of its instruments out of recycled materials.
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5:57am

Mon June 11, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire Displaces People, Animals

A newborn Alpacca and her mother rest at the large animal evacuation shelter at the Ranch in Loveland. The pair were part of a 140 heard evacuated from the High Park burn area Sunday morning.
Nathan Heffel
  • Grace Hood & Nathan Heffel reporting for KUNC News

A wildfire burning west of Fort Collins has now scorched more than 20,000 acres and damaged or destroyed at least 18 structures over the weekend. Hundreds of people and animals have been evacuated as the fire continues burns out of control.

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4:39am

Mon June 11, 2012
Around the Nation

A Comeback For Downtown Cleveland

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 9:11 am

Outdoor dining spaces are filled on a warm spring day on E. 4th Street in downtown Cleveland. Like many former industrial towns, downtown Cleveland has seen a revival in the last few years to become an urban hotspot.
Joshua Gunter The Plain Dealer

Almost 11 years ago, Phil Alexander opened his company, BrandMuscle, in the affluent Cleveland suburb of Beachwood.

The company sells marketing software to corporate clients worldwide, and its offices have a lean, energetic vibe, with 20-somethings tossing around ideas in multiscreened meeting rooms or a comfortable coffee bar.

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2:44am

Mon June 11, 2012
Revolutionary Road Trip

Looking To The Future, Libya Erases Part Of Its Past

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 9:11 am

A map of the oil pipelines at Al-Sidrah. The man pointing to the map is Abujala Zenati, who had retired as manager of the operation. He says he returned to work after the revolution to help support the new Libya.
John W. Poole NPR

NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep is taking a Revolutionary Road Trip across North Africa to see how the countries that staged revolutions last year are remaking themselves. Steve and his team are traveling some 2,000 miles from Tunisia's ancient city of Carthage, across the deserts of Libya and on to Egypt's megacity of Cairo. In his first story from Libya, he looks at what has changed in a country that was dominated for decades by one man.

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2:42am

Mon June 11, 2012
Middle East

Court's Ruling May Force Africans To Leave Israel

Originally published on Sun June 17, 2012 7:00 am

African migrants line up to receive a free hot meal provided by a group of Israelis called Soup Levinsky in Levinsky Park in Tel Aviv on Sunday. A court in Jerusalem ruled that Israel could deport South Sudanese nationals back to their home country.
JIim Hollander EPA/Landov

An Israeli court last week upheld a government plan to deport all South Sudanese residents now living in the country, a move that comes amid a wider government crackdown on the 60,000 African nationals who've entered Israel illegally over the past few years.

Human rights groups have objected to Israel's handling of the Africans, saying the government does not do enough to differentiate between economic migrants and genuine asylum-seekers.

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