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The Challenge For President Morsi: Unite Egypt

Egypt’s newly elected president, Mohammed Morsi, was sworn into office Saturday before the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo. Morsi is the first freely elected president of Egypt and its first Islamist head of state.

‘Another Scorching Day’ As Heat Shatters Records

It’s been hot. Like sweat-rolling, thirst-inducing, hack-a-fire-hydrant hot. The heat cooked up storms that lashed the Eastern U.S. overnight, and more than 2 million homes lost power.

Sanctions May Squeeze Iran … And Raise Oil Prices

The sanctions noose around Iran is set to tighten Sunday as the European Union imposes a total embargo on all purchases of Iranian oil.

Student Loan Deal Pales Against Other Education Cuts

It came down to the wire, but finally, Republicans and Democrats agreed on a deal that keeps the interest rate on government-backed student loans from doubling. It will save the average borrower about $1,000 a year, but the compromise is likely to cost students a lot more than that over the long term.

Death toll rises as storms lash eastern US amid scorching heat

The death toll arising from vicious storms that lashed the eastern US climbed to double digits Saturday as millions of people were left without power in sweltering conditions.

Support for Obamacare rises after supreme court ruling

Support for Barack Obama‘s healthcare overhaul has risen since the US supreme court upheld it, but most people still oppose the law, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

Colorado wildfires: Cedar Heights gets lucky as residents return home

The gated community of Cedar Heights would fit many people’s definition of gracious living; capacious homes with cathedral ceilings, four-car garages and wrap-around decks, all artfully spaced so as not to intrude on the neighbours’ panoramic mountain view.

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