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  Financial scandal in the California National Guard

As much as $100 million in taxpayer money may have been improperly or illegally paid out to undeserving Guard members in the form of cash bonuses or loan repayments.

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  Upheaval in the Middle East

Protests continue to rage in Libya, Yemen and Bahrain, while in Egypt, ministers from Hosni Mubarak’s ousted regime are behind bars.

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Pakistan blasphemy laws retake center stage

In Pakistan, the deadly blasphemy laws have reared their ugly head yet again, in the wake of a new film and death threats against a liberal reformist.

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  A revolution in the streets, but not in the paper

Editor Mona Anis was working for an Egyptian government mouthpiece newspaper by day and protesting the government by night.

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Marjah one year on

Few reporters have visited Marjah, in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, since a major offensive began there a year ago. And when they do, writes Joshua Foust, they’re not reporting on Marjah so much as peripheral issues like cross-dressing interpreters.

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The sights and sounds of Cairo during Egypt’s uprising

Ron Haviv, award winning photojournalist from VII, narrates images of Cairo during this revolutionary week.

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The view from Saudi Arabia

Diplomats say that Mubarak has been offered a place in Saudi Arabia, but the former Egyptian president plans to die on Egyptian soil, says NPR’s Deborah Amos.

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Egyptians want democracy, not military rule

Reporters speculate that Hosni Mubarak may step down tonight. But protesters in Tahrir Square may not be satisfied.

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Egypt erupts

Three VII photographers take an up-close look at the defiance and anger that has been pouring out into Egypt’s streets since the protests began on January 25.