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Tilt towards military unbalances Egypt's ultra-conservative Salafists (+video)

csmonitor.com — Salafist politicians who supported the military-led overthrow of former President Mohamed Morsi, their former ally, are flailing as security forces extend a crackdown on Islamists. When Egyptian military leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made a televised address last July to announce the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi, he was flanked by a coterie of the country's most powerful religious figures.
RT @shadihamid: Ex-Nour party leader Abdel Ghafour: “I'm not going to say Sisi is a murderer, but not going to say he is the prophet” csmonitor.com/World/Middle-E…
RT @shadihamid: Tilt towards military unbalances Egypt's ultra-conservative Salafis | by @leloveluck for @csmonitor: bit.ly/1ptrMUX With my thoughts

Apple stock split shocks analysts, will it work?

csmonitor.com — Apple's stock split will flood the market with Apple shares in June. The trading price of Apple's shares is expected to fall dramatically, allowing more people to afford the shares, thus creating more demand.
RT @moorehn: Its only goal is to shock analysts, so: yes. RT @csmonitor: Apple stock split shocks analysts, will it work? bit.ly/1jDv539
Its only goal is to shock analysts, so: yes. RT @csmonitor: Apple stock split shocks analysts, will it work? bit.ly/1jDv539

Spring sprout and farro salad

csmonitor.com — Celebrate the arrival of spring with this new greens salad. The Bellingham Farmers Market in Bellingham, Wash., opened recently. Nettles, kale, radishes, the traditional throwing of the cabbage. (By the mayor, no less. Did you know I have a thing about celebrity sightings? Unhappily for me, the mayor of Bellingham is my lone conquest.)

Top cheap cuts: Five flavorful, budget-friendly meat choices

csmonitor.com — Meat can really take a bite out of your grocery budget. Rethink the cuts you choose with this helpful guide, full of links to delicious recipes. For many home cooks, meat takes the biggest bite out of the food budget. There are plenty of cheap cuts, though.

A new twist for artichoke dip

csmonitor.com — Goat cheese, lemon, capers, and Greek yogurt stand in for mayonnaise in this artichoke spread. A food processor makes this simple savory spread a snap. Creamy artichoke dip has long been a staple a parties and gatherings. Lots of mayonnaise and marinated artichoke hearts and gooey cheese.

Pushkin Hills - CSMonitor.com

csmonitor.com — A comedy of Russian art and politics finds a frustrated writer being torn apart at the seams. April 24, 2014 Reviewed by Jessica Ferri for The Barnes & Noble Review Skip to next paragraph A new English translation of Sergei Dovlatov's 1983 novel, Pushkin Hills, begins with the dedication: "To my wife, who was right."
"Pushkin Hills" – a comedy of Russian art, politics finds a frustrated writer being torn apart at the seams tinyurl.com/luyxgp5

What Simon Ostrovsky's detention means for Ukraine's information wars

csmonitor.com — The American reporter for Vice News had been shooting often reckless videos of the crisis before he was grabbed by pro-Russia militiamen. He was released Thursday after being held for four days.
What Simon Ostrovsky's detention means for Ukraine's information wars according to @csmonitor bit.ly/1jHlDM9

American Spartan

csmonitor.com — Journalist Ann Scott Tyson examines the complicated life of Army Special Forces Major Jim Gant. No single work can do justice to the complexity and horror of war, but "Apocalypse Now" comes close.
"American Spartan" – journalist Ann Scott Tyson examines the complicated life of Army Special Forces Mjr. Jim Gant tinyurl.com/kcvxzsl

Bestselling books the week of 4/24/14, according to IndieBound*

csmonitor.com — 1. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt, Little Brown 2. The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd, Viking 3. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin 4. One More Thing, by B.J. Novak, Knopf 5. In Paradise, by Peter Matthiessen, Riverhead 6.

Vegetarian diets: 35 meatless dishes

csmonitor.com — Vegan chili By Sue Lau, A Palatable Pastime 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped garlic 1 large white onion, chopped 28 ounces can fire-roasted diced tomatoes 16 ounces can crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce 4 ounces chopped green chillies 32 ounces vegetable broth 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 cup chili powder 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon oregano 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper Salt and black pepper, to taste 1 cup bulgur wheat 4 cups cooked beans: black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, etc.

Samsung Galaxy S5 prime? The rumors begin

csmonitor.com — Samsung Galaxy S5 product line may be splitting in two, if new rumors prove true. A premium version with a better screen and processor could soon be released. The Samsung Galaxy S5 has had a wonderful spring.

Existing home sales hit slowest pace since 2012. Why analysts aren’t worried. (+video)

csmonitor.com — Existing home sales fell 0.2 percent last month and 5.7 percent below the level seen in March 2013. Still, analysts expect the busy spring buying season and improving weather to turn around existing home sales figures. The US housing market has cooled over the past several months, hampered by high mortgage rates and (like everything else), an unusually bad winter.
Existing home sales fell 0.2% last month and 5.7% below the level seen in March 2013: ow.ly/w39As via @Schuyler_V

Wyoming explosion: Natural gas purification plant rocked

csmonitor.com — Wyoming explosion: The town of Opal, Wyoming was evacuated, but no injuries were reported in an explosion at a facility that removes impurities from natural gas and serves large numbers of customers in the West.

Showtime series 'Penny Dreadful' brings together favorite Victorian literary characters

csmonitor.com — 'Dreadful' include such characters as Victor Frankenstein and Mina Harker of 'Dracula.' Showtime's new TV series "Penny Dreadful" doesn't just center on one famous literary character.
Showtime series 'Penny Dreadful' brings together favorite Victorian literary characters csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-…

How much do you know about Hillary Rodham Clinton? Take our quiz.

csmonitor.com — Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is one of the most famous, successful, and polarizing American political figures of her time. She's been making news since her college days, when she surprised a commencement audience by attacking keynote speaker Sen. Edward Brooke (R) of Massachusetts with her own student graduation address.
RT @DCDecoder: She's one of our most famous and polarizing political figures. Do you really know @HillaryClinton? Take our quiz! ow.ly/w5GZr
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