While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Monday, February 14, 2011

February 14, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

CROSSROADS FOR EGYPT, AS VICTIMS ARE HONORED Memorial set up for victims of clashes in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, as status of former President Hosni Mubarak remains a mystery. Some Egyptians are demanding Mubarak stand trial, saying he is responsible for the deaths of demonstrators during the 18 days of unrest. (CNN)

SECURITY TIGHT IN IRAN AS PROTESTERS LOOK TO RIDE WAVE FROM CAIRO Security forces look to prevent a planned opposition rally in solidarity with popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia that toppled their presidents. (Reuters)

PALESTINIAN PRIME MINISTER DISSOLVES CABINET IN FACE OF UNREST IN ARAB WORLD Move intended to prepare for general elections planned later this year, as protests in Tunisia and Egypt have spurred calls for democracy throughout the Middle East. (AP)

OBAMA RELEASES 2012 BUDGET, WITH $1 TRILLION DEFICIT Budget projects massive annual deficit before government shortfalls decline to “sustainable” levels for the rest of the decade. (NYT)

GRAMMY RESULTS Top honors go to Southern trio Lady Antebellum and Montreal indie-rock band Arcade Fire. (LATimes)


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