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From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Leila Fadel reports from Cairo

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From 'Morning Edition': Cairo Bureau Chief Leila Fadel reports

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From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Peter Kenyon, in Cairo, talks with host David Greene

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President Obama's comments about the crisis in Egypt; Aug. 15, 2013

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On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Leila Fadel reports from Cairo

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Egypt's Top General And His U.S. Lessons In Democracy

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