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Middle East
8:02 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Egypt's Women Face A Struggle No Matter Who Comes To Power

As Egyptians prepare for the presidential election Monday, Egypt's first female presidential candidate Bothaina Kamel says women must pay a price to participate in public life.
Maya Alleruzzo AP

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 3:05 pm

In 2012, Bothaina Kamel became the first woman to run for president in Egypt. She didn't get enough signatures to get on the ballot, but her candidacy became a powerful symbol.

It wasn't just because she is a woman, but also because she stands for the kind of social change many Egyptians hoped would come after the revolution that removed President Hosni Mubarak from power.

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Middle East
8:02 am
Sun May 25, 2014

El-Sissi Is Clear Front-Runner In Egypt Presidential Contest

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 3:06 pm

Egyptians go to the polls this week, and the front-runner is Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi. His supporters say he'll bring order to the country, but others say Mohammed Morsi is still the legitimate president.

Latin America
8:02 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Contraband Venezuelan Food Pours Into Colombia's Markets

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 11:51 am

Shortages of basic foodstuffs have fueled months of protests against Venezuela's socialist government. Some food producers are smuggling food across the border to get higher prices.

Middle East
8:02 am
Sun May 25, 2014

The Pope Walks In Bethlehem, Part Of His 'Pilgrimage For Prayer'

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 11:51 am

Pope Francis visits Bethlehem on Sunday in the middle of a three-day trip to the Middle East. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Emily Harris about the significance of the pope's visit.

Around the Nation
8:02 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Isla Vista Killing Spree Claims 7 Lives, Including Suspect

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 11:51 am

Transcript

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. We begin this hour in Isla Vista, Calif. The small college town near Santa Barbara continues to grieve this morning after a killing spree late Friday night. Authorities say 22-year-old Elliott Rodger apparently took his own life after killing six others and injuring 13. NPR's Hansi Lo Wang reports.

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