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12:40pm

Tue March 22, 2011
The Two-Way

South Dakota Enacts Three-Day Abortion Wait, The Nation's Longest

"South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) signed a law Tuesday requiring women to wait three days after meeting with a doctor to have an abortion, the longest waiting period in the nation," The Associated Press reports.

As South Dakota's Argus Leader has reported, the law is expected to be challenged in court.

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12:27pm

Tue March 22, 2011
Conflict In Libya

Why Libya Matters To The Middle East's Future

Allied forces carried out a third night of airstrikes in Libya Monday, enforcing the U.N.-sanctioned no-fly zone to stop the advancement of forces loyal to Libyan leader Mohammar Gadhafi.

On today's Fresh Air, George Washington University political scientist Marc Lynch explains how the future of Libya has become a key part in the rapidly changing transformation of the Arab world — and why the United States and its allies decided to intervene.

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11:15am

Tue March 22, 2011
Middle East

Egypt's Antiquities Still At Risk, Experts Warn

Among the casualties of Egypt's revolution are many of its famous historical sites and artifacts.

Vandalism and looting at these sites skyrocketed in the weeks after the Egyptian police force — including those responsible for tourism and antiquities — vanished from their posts.

Even now, as the security forces resume their duties, archaeologists and experts complain that far more needs to be done by Egypt's new government to protect the country's heritage.

Looting Losses

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11:08am

Tue March 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Egypt's Interior Ministry On Fire; Police Had Been Protesting There

There's a major fire now raging at Egypt's Interior Ministry in Cairo.

Reuters says the fire is tearing "through a building in the Egyptian Interior Ministry compound in central Cairo ... and a ministry source said it was probably linked to a protest by police over pay and conditions."

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10:25am

Tue March 22, 2011
The Two-Way

The 'Taco Bell Tantrum': Here's How It Went Down

There's at least one story every day that's just so weird it gets lots of attention — even if it isn't important in any way, shape or form.

Here's a classic example.

As host Steve Inskeep said on Morning Edition, when a man in San Antonio heard this weekend that the seven Beefy Crunch Burritos he'd just ordered at Taco Bell had gone up in price by 50 cents each, "it was just too much." He allegedly fired an air gun at an employee and then took off.

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