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Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak sits in the defendant's cage during his verdict hearing in a retrial for embezzlement on Saturday in the capital Cairo. The Egyptian court sentenced Mubarak and his two sons to three years in prison.
Sat, 05/09/2015 - 10:22

It was the second court to give the same sentence after the earlier conviction was overturned. The latest ruling can be also be appealed, Mubarak's attorney says.

Students at Rancho High School wait for Hillary Clinton to visit last week. The school is 70 percent Hispanic, and two-thirds of students are economically disadvantaged, but it has a proud history of political involvement.
Sat, 05/09/2015 - 09:32

Hillary Clinton brought her presidential campaign to Rancho High School in Las Vegas this week. It's a school full of DREAMers with big plans for the future, and they aren't afraid of politics.

Carter Jorgensen, with head chef Zephyr Paquette in the background, at Seattle's Coastal Kitchen. Restaurants are one of the largest employers of low-wage workers in the city.
Sat, 05/09/2015 - 09:19

Business has been good for Seattle restaurants as high-tech firms flourish. But the city's rising minimum wage has restaurant owners struggling to revise their business plans.

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 08:18

The first tropical storm of the Atlantic season arrives early, as Texas, Oklahoma and other states hope to avoid a repeat of devastating tornadoes that hit earlier this week.

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 07:31

The people of France are bemused and entertained by family squabbles at the top of the far-right National Front.

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 07:31

Data guru Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com tells NPR's Scott Simon how all the forecasts, including his own, were so far off in predicting the results of this week's British election.

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 07:31

After conservatives swept to power in the British vote on Thursday, we look at the election's many losers and what their defeat means.

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 07:31

NPR's Corey Flintoff tells NPR's Scott Simon about Russia's celebration of the victory over Hitler 70 years ago Saturday. Western leaders stayed away to protest Russian moves on Ukraine.

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 07:31

NPR's Scott Simon asks Robert Ford, former ambassador to Damascus, about prospects for Syria now that the U.S. and Turkey have begun training rebels. Ford foresees a "hard partition" of the country.

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 07:31

The Republican presidential field grew this week, as Hillary Clinton staked out a position on immigration to the left of President Obama. NPR's Mara Liasson and NPR's Scott Simon the week in politics.

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 07:31

Saudi Arabia's Shiite Muslim minority rose up four years ago to demand equal rights. Now it's even more marginalized, as the Sunni government wages war against Shiite fighters in neighboring Yemen.

An image obtained by Yonhap News Agency showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pointing at a ballistic missile believed to have been launched from underwater near Sinpo, on the northeast coast of North Korean, on Saturday.
Sat, 05/09/2015 - 07:17

Pyongyang says the test of an anti-ship cruise missile "verified and confirmed" that the technology had met "military, scientific and technical requirements."

The right to dine out alone in public during the day was an early victory in the women's rights movement. And as brunch took off in post-war America, for some, it became an exercise in women's lib.
Sat, 05/09/2015 - 06:33

The right to dine out in public alone during the day was an early victory of the women's rights movement of the 1900s. And in post-war America, brunch became an exercise in women's lib for some.

Three women in Malawi hold buckets of a fortified corn soy blend. Is this the right food for pregnant teens? Or is peanut paste better?
Sat, 05/09/2015 - 06:03

Pregnant teenagers in Malawi may not get enough to eat — with dire consequences for their baby. Peanut paste could help, but the girls need to be convinced not to share it with family members.

Caroline Williams is a community organizer in New Kru Town, a suburb of Monrovia. Here's how she got her message through to Liberians about preventing Ebola: "We talk to them, talk to them, talk to them. At last they started listening to us. All the methods that we been giving them, by God's will, they accepted."
Sat, 05/09/2015 - 04:22

People accused them of making everyone sick and threw water at them. But community volunteers pushed on, knocking on doors to stop the virus's spread. On May 9, Liberia will be declared Ebola-free.

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