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For the first time in Egypt's existence, Mohammed Morsi has become not only the countries first freely elected President, but also the first Islamic head of state in an Arab Country.

It's a joyous moment as Egyptians take to the streets to celebrate, but the work to restore democracy is far from over as a tug-of-war for power has just begun between the newly elected President and Egypt's ruling military.

Even though Morsi is President, The Egyptian military still holds all meaningful power including wanting a say in how Egypt's next constitution is written.

But as the situation remains fluid, issues like the treatment of women will serve as a barometer for success. Morsi has promised equal rights for all women, even announcing that he will be selecting a woman as his Vice President.

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  • 14 more Nigeria schoolgirls escape Islamists
    14 more Nigeria schoolgirls escape Islamists

    Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - Another 14 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in the northeast have escaped, leaving 85 missing on Saturday after an attack that has sparked global outrage, an official said. The unprecedented mass abduction of 129 teenage girls from the Chibok area of Borno state has been described as among the most shocking ever by Boko Haram, an extremist group blamed for killing thousands since 2009. “I am glad to say that 14 more students have escaped from their abductors,” Borno’s education commissioner Inua Kubo told journalists. They have since been sent to their family villages, while the three others had returned to their school in Chibok and were being cared for there, he said.

  • Caught in the Act: Workers Collect Thousands in False Injury Claims
    Caught in the Act: Workers Collect Thousands in False Injury Claims

    Ex-Cop Vincent Lamantia allegedly lied about suffering from post-9/11 trauma.

  • Kansas City Highway Shooting Suspect Charged With 18 Felonies

    Man Charged in 9 Shooting Incidents on Kansas City Highways

  • Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week
    Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

    A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane continued to dive Sunday after completing about half of its search on the bottom of the Indian Ocean with no luck, prompting an official ...

  • Social Security to resume benefits statement mailings

    By Mark Miller CHICAGO (Reuters) - Paper Social Security benefits statements, which used to be mailed out every year and then fell victim to budget cuts, are going to make a partial comeback. Starting this September, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will resume mailings at five-year intervals to workers who have not signed up to view their statements online, an agency spokesman told Reuters. The statements will be sent to workers at ages 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60, he said, adding the agency would continue to promote use of the online statements. The SSA stopped mailing most paper statements in 2011 in response to budget pressures, and saved the SSA $70 million annually - about 50 cents per mailed statement.

  • Illinois mayor sends cops after man who created parody Twitter account
    Illinois mayor sends cops after man who created parody Twitter account

    The local story has made national headlines after readers across the country protested the official response to the Twitter parody account.

  • Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in the young: study

    (This story from April 15 corrects name of researcher to Breiter, instead of Beiter, throughout story) By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - Young, casual marijuana smokers experience potentially harmful changes to their brains, with the drug altering regions of the mind related to motivation and emotion, researchers found. The study to be published on Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience differs from many other pot-related research projects that are focused on chronic, heavy users of cannabis. The collaborative effort between Northwestern University's medical school, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School showed a direct correlation between the number of times users smoked and abnormalities in the brain. "What we're seeing is changes in people who are 18 to 25 in core brain regions that you never, ever want to fool around with," said co-senior study author Dr. Hans Breiter, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University.

  • Rosie O'Donnell Loses 50 Pounds

    Comedian and host latest star to undergo weight-loss surgery.

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