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A Robotic Hand Designed to Feel
Larry's List

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A Dutch man has a prosthetic connected to his nerves, which allows him to feel pressure; Harvard alumni will have exclusive access to some massive open online courses offered by the university; meanwhile, former Vice President Dick Cheney's legacies live on. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Mubarak Reportedly in Coma

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There are disputed reports that deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak has slipped into a coma since he was sentenced to life in prison June 2 in the killings of pro-democracy demonstrators during last year's Arab Spring uprising.

Mubarak's Health in Decline

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Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is in failing health, slipping in and out of consciousness a week after he was sentenced to life in prison and confined to a prison hospital.

It's Wait and See as Egypt Counts the Votes

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The official results of the Egyptian election won’t be known until Tuesday, but the outlook points to a strong showing by Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi, the possibility of which has scared some Egyptians into voicing support for a candidate from Mubarak’s administration.

Mubarak Is Rolled Back Into Court

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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak shielded his face from onlookers as he was wheeled into a courtroom Wednesday to resume trial on alleged abuses of power and the killing of hundreds of protesters in the uprising that ousted him earlier this year. The trial was delayed for almost two months while the court located a suitable judge.

Freed Egyptian Activist Speaks Out

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"Democracy Now!" hears from Alaa Abd El Fattah, a prominent Egyptian activist and blogger just released after 56 days in one of the country’s worst prisons on charges of inciting violence against the military. Fattah, who denies the charges, is optimistic about the revolution “completely renegotiating the order of power in Egypt and across the Arab world.”

Questioning 'An Unreal Government'

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A brutal and resilient junta The myth of prevailing revolutionary secularism An exhausted liberal class that risks capitulation and oblivion In this uncommonly thoughtful reflection published at The New Inquiry, journalist Matt Pearce shines light on the flies in the ointment of the Egyptian uprising one year after its inception The myth of prevailing secularism A liberal class that risks oblivion This uncommonly thoughtful reflection shines light on the flies in the ointment of the Egyptian uprising one year after its inception.

Glenn Greenwald on the Growing Surveillance State

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Days after two British men were sentenced to four years in prison for using Facebook to incite disorder that never materialized, Glenn Greenwald writes fluently and concisely about the efforts of governments to maintain power and order by controlling the flow of information and communication online.

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