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7:25am

Thu February 10, 2011
The Two-Way

In Egypt: Fear Of A Crackdown, But Protesters Remain Determined

"There certainly is fear of a crackdown" among the anti-government protesters who continue to occupy Tahrir Square in central Cairo, NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reported earlier today on Morning Edition.

"There is a lot of fear at the moment about what will happen," Lourdes said. But, she added, protesters remain "very determined" and plans are proceeding for another large demonstration tomorrow.

Here's the conversation she had with ME host Steve Inskeep:

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6:47am

Thu February 10, 2011
Asia

China's Social Media Help To Rescue Abducted Boy

In China, a six-year-old boy is returning home with his father, three years after being abducted by another man. The child was rescued by the power of social media, and in particular the Chinese version of Twitter.

5:45am

Thu February 10, 2011
Politics

Changes in Congress

Two members of Congress announced their departures Wednesday. Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) says he will not run for a second term in 2012. And Rep. Christopher Lee (R-NY) resigned. He's accused of sending a shirtless photo of himself to a woman he met on Craigslist.

4:00am

Thu February 10, 2011
Around the Nation

FBI Tracks Internet Activists Known As "Anonymous"

Last December, the Internet activists attacked known as "Anonymous" attacked the websites of PayPal, Visa, and others that they perceived as enemies of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. A federal grand jury in California is looking at the website attacks, and the FBI has confiscated computers in several homes and at least one dorm room.

4:00am

Thu February 10, 2011
Politics

Trade Pacts Should Help With Export Goal

The Obama administration is stepping up its pursuit of free trade agreements, but not fast enough to satisfy some Republicans. The White House has cautiously embraced trade talks as a way to boost exports and create jobs. Administration officials say they have to drive a hard bargain to satisfy the many Americans who've grown skeptical about the benefits of free trade.

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