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Egypt Uprising in 11th Day; U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls; 9-Year-Old New Yorker Allergic to the Cold


The uprising in Egypt is in its 11th day. The Obama administration is in talks with Egypt to create a plan in which President Hosni Mubarak would resign and be replaced with a transitional government headed by Vice President Omar Suleiman. Protests continue. [NYT]

The U.S. unemployment rate has fallen to 9.0 percent. [WSJ]

Mayor Bloomberg is slightly more popular — 44 percent of people approve of what he’s doing in office. [Marist]

NASA is expected to announce who will command the upcoming flight of space shuttle Endeavour today. Mark Kelly, the husband of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, had been scheduled to command the flight. [CNN]

A 9-year-old in New York is allergic to the cold. [NYP]

15 unpublished short stories by Dashiell Hammett, writer of the The Maltese Falcon, have been found in Texas. [Guardian]

An Amtrak train hit an eagle yesterday. [WP]

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