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4:13 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

New Presidency Prompts Look At U.S. Aid To Egypt

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 4:27 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

The Obama administration has reacted cautiously to the election in Egypt of the Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate. President Obama called Mohammed Morsi to congratulate him. At the same time, the U.S. has been encouraging Egypt's current military rulers to ensure a transition to democratic rule. How they respond to that could impact future levels of financial aid, as NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.

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All Tech Considered
4:13 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

9 Powerful Moments In The Day Of A Viral Web Editor At BuzzFeed

Audie Cornish NPR

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 4:27 pm

NPR's Audie Cornish recently spent a day at the offices of BuzzFeed, the popular social news site, to find out how Web content goes viral.

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Space
4:13 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Twin Probes to Investigate Mysteries of Space Weather

An artist's illustration of events on the sun changing the conditions in near-Earth space.
NASA

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 4:27 pm

Late this summer, NASA plans to launch two very unusual weather satellites.

These satellites, known as the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP), won't be tracking cold fronts or thunderstorms on Earth. They'll be studying the weather in space.

Space weather doesn't usually get much attention — until it makes trouble here on Earth.

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Author Interviews
4:13 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

As The Earth Slows, This 'Miracle' Becomes Calamity

Emrah Turudu iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 4:27 pm

Imagine waking up to find that Earth's rotation has slowed — inexplicably — and the 24-hour day now has 56 extra minutes. And imagine what happens if Earth turns more and more slowly — still for no reason — until days last as long as weeks.

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The Two-Way
4:05 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Paralympic Cyclists Inspire Each Other, And A Documentary

Paralympic cyclists are featured in the upcoming documentary Unstoppables.
black train films

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 5:44 am

The opening ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympics are just over a month away — leading NPR and other media to cover the intense preparations for the games. That also means the Paralympic Games are on the way, as athletes with physical disabilities round into top form for the Aug. 29 opening day.

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