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Egypt's Former President Morsi Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

Less than two years after he was removed from power by the military, an Egyptian court has sentenced former President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison for the arrest and torture of protesters during his tenure.

National Guard Seeks New Mission After War

NPR along with seven public radio stations around the country is chronicling the lives of America's troops where they live.

Saudi Airstrikes Raise Doubts Abroad, Spark Patriotic Fervor At Home

Saudi airstrikes in Yemen began almost a month ago, targeting rebels who have taken over much of the country.

U.S. Navy Sends Aircraft Carrier To Coast Of Yemen

The U.S. Navy has dispatched an aircraft carrier to waters off the coast of Yemen. As NPR's Jackie Northam reports, the vessels are joining others in the region in an increasing show of force. She filed this report for our Newscast unit:

Meet The 'Accidental Activists' Of The Supreme Court's Same-Sex-Marriage Case

The U.S. Supreme Court hears legal arguments next week in the legal battle over same-sex marriage. It's an extraordinarily high-stakes clash, but the men and women at the center of it see themselves as incredibly ordinary.

Argentine Prosecutor Dismisses Accusations Against President

An Argentine prosecutor moved on Monday to dismiss accusations leveled against President Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner by the late prosecutor Alberto Nisman.

Michelle Nunn Named New CEO Of CARE USA

Former Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is the new CEO of Atlanta-based CARE USA. She replaces Helene Gayle, who led the relief organization for nearly a decade.

Eva Galambos, Force Behind Founding Of Sandy Springs, Dies

The woman credited for leading the charge to create the city of Sandy Springs has died. Eva Galambos, the first mayor of the city, passed away Sunday after a battle with cancer. She was 87.

With Drug Review Finished, Georgia Executions Can Resume

Executions in Georgia are likely to resume, as state officials say they've identified a problem with lethal injection drugs. On March 2nd, the state called off the scheduled execution of Kelly Renee Gissendaner, saying the lethal injection drug they intended to use appeared "cloudy."
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Gov. Deal Set To Sign State's Medical Cannabis Bill

Gov. Nathan Deal will sign a bill Thursday that will legalize the possession of cannabis oil to treat eight medical conditions including cancer, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

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