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Cairo Muslims to Protect Christians During Mass; Mystery Hero Saves Woman From Subway Tracks (Sunday Links)


Hey everyone. It’s looking like a nice Sunday out there! Not that you’re even reading this, because today’s the Super Bowl. You morons.

Today in Egypt: the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group long banned by Egyptian authorities, is joining other opposition groups in meeting with Vice President Omar Suleiman. This represents a pretty important change in Egypt’s politics. Meanwhile, in Cairo, Christians have planned a mass this afternoon in Tahrir Square. Muslim demonstrators will form a circle around them to protect them during their services. [NYT, CNN]

MTA worker Sabrina Scott was saved from the subway tracks by an unidentified man after “a clean-shaven lunatic attacked her on the platform.” The mystery man fought with her attacker and then rescued the unconscious Scott from the tracks, where she had fallen. [NYDN]

A taxi ran into a woman on 69th and Broadway last night. The woman and the passenger in the cab were injured. [NYP]

Three cases of cholera (!) (!!) have been confirmed by NYC health officials. [City Room/NYT]

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