Aleppo Today broadcasts are simple but relay crucial information — from tank movements to Internet connectivity — to the people who remain in the embattled northern Syrian town. It relies on a network of 70 correspondents to provide a 24-hour news stream.
Amid the current federal budget debate, a handful of Republicans are breaking ranks. They say they're willing to consider tax revenue increases. That goes against a pledge written many years ago by anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist. Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep talks with Florida Congressman-elect Ted Yoho about why, as a new lawmaker, he decided against signing the pledge.
Protesters thronged to Tahrir Square on Tuesday night to protest the Egyptian president's recent decision to give himself and a committee drafting a new constitution unchecked power. It was the largest crowd at a demonstration in Egypt since Mohammed Morsi became president last summer and displayed a rare unity of the secular opposition in Egypt.