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Egypt fires police; new arrest in phone hacking; more morning news

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WORLD: Arrest in phone scandal

Pictured above, a demonstrator from Avaaz, a global campaigning group, wearing a Rupert Murdoch head, holds a puppet of Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, in front of Parliament in London. Neil Wallis, a former high-level editor at News Corp. has been arrested. The controversy surrounding Murdoch has reached U.S. shores as politicians have pushed to start inquiries into News Corp. practices here.

POLITICS: Obama walks out of debt meeting

A tense U.S. debt meeting ended abruptly when a frustrated President Obama walked out of the meeting room, Reuters reports a Republican aide as saying. If a solution cannot be reached on the debt ceiling, the federal government will have a shortfall of $134 billion. See what programs you would choose to cut.

WORLD: Bombing at Karzai’s memorial

Three men, including a chief cleric, died in a suicide attack at the service for President Hamid Karzai’s brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai, who was killed on Tuesday.

WORLD: Egypt fires nearly 700 Mubarak-era police officers

Meeting a key demand of protesters encamped in Tahrir Square, the Egyptian government let go nearly 700 top police officers, many of whom were responsible for quelling the protests under former president Hosni Mubarak.

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