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Need to Know, February 4, 2011: Egypt, end-of-life care, Alzheimer’s

Amid the upheaval in Egypt, we turn our attention to the political tension between Egypt and the U.S. Also, the defunct “death panel” provision, a new scan for Alzheimer’s, and “Reagan.”

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Don’t expect sweeping reforms in Jordan, former ambassador cautions

Despite public protests and recent promises of reform from Jordan’s king, a ‘massive shift’ is unlikely there, says the former U.S. ambassador.

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Could our government shut down the Internet?

Egyptians are back online. But the five days they spent cut off from the outside world have left many wondering if the same thing could ever happen here.

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Yemen’s president says he won’t seek reelection, but he said that in 2005, too

Still, Yemen has a fairly robust political system, a fact that gets obscured by problems like the presence of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, writes Joshua Foust.

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Is Jordan next? Pro-democracy activists in Amman think so

King Abdullah of Jordan fired his cabinet on Tuesday after mass protests. One human rights lawyer in Amman thinks it’s only the beginning.

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Egypt under Mubarak

As protesters take to the streets, five VII photographers take a glimpse at Egypt under Mubarak’s rule.

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Who will lead Egypt after Mubarak?

Protesters called on Mubarak’s son, Gamal, not to run for president, as some turned to a Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian diplomat as a possible leader.

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WikiLeaks cables: Political protests are not part of the ‘Egyptian mentality’

New diplomatic cables released during the protests reveal Egypt’s efforts to suppress political activity.

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Photo: Egypt’s ‘Friday of wrath’

Thousands of police are on the streets of the capital and hundreds of arrests have been made in an attempt to quell anti-government demonstrations. Protesters, spurred on by recent events in Tunisia, want Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to end his 30-year rule and for the parliament to be dissolved.

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