1:08pm

Wed December 7, 2011
Regional Coverage

Onondaga County DA: First two Bernie Fine accusers are credible

Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick answers questions from the media
Ellen Abbott

Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick held a news conference in Syracuse Wednesday, where he announced that his office is ending its grand jury investigation into sexual abuse allegations against former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine.

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1:00pm

Wed December 7, 2011
World

Conservative Wins Make Liberal Egyptians Wary

Originally published on Fri August 3, 2012 2:18 pm

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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

Roughly one-third of Egyptians voted in that country's first round of parliamentary elections, the first since Hosni Mubarak's ouster last spring, and Islamist parties scored big wins. The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, considered Egypt's mainstream Islamic party, announced today it won 40 percent of the votes, while the ultra-conservative Salafists surprised many by winning about a quarter of the vote. Those victories and that of the Salafists in particular leave many liberal Egyptians and foreign observers deeply worried.

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1:00pm

Wed December 7, 2011
World

War And Violence On The Decline In Modern Times

Despite news of terrorist bombings, U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and crackdowns in Syria, two recent books argue the world has never seen so little war and violence. Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature, and Joshua Goldstein, author of Winning the War on War, discuss.

1:00pm

Wed December 7, 2011
Politics

Gingrich Enjoys Lead With Iowa On The Horizon

Newt Gingrich has risen to the top of the polls at a pivotal moment. With less than one month until the Iowa Caucuses, he has a double-digit lead in the state. Political junkie Ken Rudin and columnist Michael Gerson talk about how the field of GOP candidates is faring in the final stretch.

12:53pm

Wed December 7, 2011
The Two-Way

Morning-After Pill Won't Be Available Without Prescription To Younger Girls

The Food and Drug Administration will not be removing age restrictions for a morning-after birth control pill — a decision that's likely to prolong a fight that has raged for more than eight years.

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12:50pm

Wed December 7, 2011
The Two-Way

At Sentencing, Rod Blagojevich Says He's 'Unbelievably Sorry'

Originally published on Wed December 7, 2011 3:00 pm

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich arrives for the verdict in his corruption retrial at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago on June 27.
John Gress Getty Images

Update at 1:33 p.m. ET. Judge James Zagel has sentenced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to 14 years in prison. The AP reports that it is "one of the stiffest penalties for corruption in a state with a history of crooked politics."

On his way out of the courthouse, Blagojevich said "we're going to keep fighting on through this adversity. This is a time to be strong."

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12:24pm

Wed December 7, 2011
Around the Nation

Dozens Arrested As Police Clear Occupy S.F. Camp

Police officers surrounded the Occupy San Francisco encampment at Justin Herman Plaza early Wednesday.
Kimihiro Hoshino AFP/Getty Images

Dozens of police officers cleared Occupy protesters from a camp in San Francisco early Wednesday, giving them a five-minute warning before dismantling the tent city and arresting at least 70 people.

Police cars, fire engines and ambulances surrounded the campsite and blocked off the area around Justin Herman Plaza during the raid, which began shortly after 1 a.m.

A few officers lingered at daybreak Wednesday as trash crews raked up paper and plastic bottles, removed chairs and other belongings that had accumulated at the camp over the past two months.

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12:14pm

Wed December 7, 2011
News

Joining Forces With The Left, Occupy Swarms Capitol

Hundreds of demonstrators marched on Capitol Hill Tuesday to occupy the offices of their members of Congress during the "Take Back the Capitol" protest in Washington, DC. On Wednesday, they plan to target K Street.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

After bringing their grievances to the doors of Congress on Tuesday, protesters from across the nation plan to take aim at Washington's other vilified powerbrokers: lobbyists.

By lunchtime on Wednesday, storied K Street, which is home to the lobbying arms of many large corporations and industries, is expected to be choked with as many as 3,000 community activists, unemployed protesters, union members and Occupy Wall Street participants.

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12:00pm

Wed December 7, 2011
Music

In Your Ear: Maria Bustillos

As part of Tell Me More's occasional series 'In Your Ear,' freelance journalist and author Maria Bustillos shares songs that she enjoys listening to with her daughter. Bustillos wrote Act Like a Gentleman, Think Like a Woman.

12:00pm

Wed December 7, 2011
World

Polish Family Faces Heartbreak, Immigration

Tell Me More's 'In Limbo' series continues with Tony and Janina Wasilewski. In 1989, Tony came to the U.S. on a work visa and Janina came in pursuit of political asylum from then-communist Poland. They got married and had a baby. In 2007, Janina was denied asylum and got deported. Host Michel Martin explores their odyssey.

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