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  1. Egyptian Judge Clears Mubarak in Killings

    The circle is nearly complete. Egypt’s iron-fisted president for 30 years, Hosni Mubarak, was deposed and imprisoned during the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings. But yesterday a Cairo judge acquitted Mubarak, 86, in the killings of hundreds of demonstrators, and he could be released next year after completing his three-year term for embezzlement. The country went from revolution to military junta to elected Islamist government back to a general in charge. It was another step, said one observer, toward “closing the file on the Jan. 25 revolution.”

    CNN, NYT

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