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  • Mubarak and sons' detention a victory for Egypt's opposition

    Mubarak is under questioning and he and his two sons are being transferred to a Cairo prison. Egypt's military rulers appear to be responding to escalating public pressure to see the former president behind bars.
    04/13/2011 10:51 am

  • Egypt's Army, once the darling of protesters, is now the subject of criticism

    The Egyptian Army used to be considered the 'defenders of the people,' but the military council's failure to put former President Hosni Mubarak on trial has raised protesters' ire.
    04/08/2011 05:23 pm

  • Glenn Beck leaving Fox: his 10 most controversial statements (so far)

    With the news of Glenn Beck leaving Fox officially announced, it's time to reflect. The host has packed a lot of wallop in just two-plus years at Fox News. Conspiracy theories, apocalyptic predictions, and just plain eyebrow-raising statements have kept the folks at Media Matters for America, a liberal watchdog group, busy. They track his show (along with many others) and take notes. Now that the show “Glenn Beck” is ending later this year, Media Matters has opened its files and shared some of the most noteworthy moments. We’ve whittled the list down to the 10 most controversial things Mr. Beck has said on Fox – so far, at least. It bears noting that Beck has a lot of followers, who admire his populist conservative critique of the Obama era. His Facebook page has more than 1.8 million fans -- coincidentally, the same number of viewers he had as of January (down from 2.9 million in January 2010). Whether those fans believe his every word is hard to tell. But, like any good showman, he knows how to draw a crowd.
    04/07/2011 03:41 pm

  • Why is Glenn Beck leaving his Fox News show?

    Glenn Beck, a Fox News fixture since January 2009, announces that his daily talk show will end this year. Analysts suggest viewers and advertisers tired of his conspiracy theories and antics.
    04/06/2011 06:30 pm

  • The Monitor's View Meanwhile, back at the revolution in Egypt

    Democracy building in Egypt has been uneven since protests led to Mubarak's ouster Feb. 11, but it is moving forward. Those in the best position to keep it that way are the Egyptian people.
    04/06/2011 02:04 pm

  • Arab leaders exploit their countries' divisions to stay in power

    Arab leaders threatened by the region's uprisings may have finally hit on a tactic that can undermine popular support for protesters: playing on religious and national divides.
    04/04/2011 03:24 pm

  • Syrian protesters face more violence in campaign against Assad

    At least 12 protesters were reportedly killed today in demonstrations across Syria, where greater instability could alter the balance of power in the Middle East.
    04/01/2011 03:55 pm

  • What is at stake if Syria's regime falls

    Syria is a gateway for Iran's influence in the Middle East, but it has also been a relatively predictable neighbor for Israel. If Assad's regime comes unhinged, that could all change.
    03/28/2011 01:05 pm

  • Egypt revolution 2.0: Amid flagging support for strikes, protesters turn to politics

    Many of the protesters' demands remain unmet. Egyptians disagree whether it's better to focus efforts on protests or politics.
    03/25/2011 04:52 pm

  • Global Viewpoint Arab League chief: Goal in Libya is to protect civilians, not regime change

    Amr Moussa – departing secretary general of the Arab League and Egyptian presidential candidate – discusses the no-fly zone intervention in Libya and Qaddafi's exit. He also touches on Yemen, Bahrain, and Syria and the future of Egypt's relationship with Israel and the Palestinians.
    03/23/2011 11:15 am

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Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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