A.M. Links: Muslim Brother Leads Egypt Vote, Hollande Visits Afghanistan, China Reacts to U.S. Human Rights Report


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    The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi appears to be leading former Mubarak Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq out of 13 candidates as ballots in the first round of Egypt's presidential elections are counted.

  • Newly elected French President Francois Hollande visited soldiers in Afghanistan. He intends to withdraw France's 3,500 troops by the end of the year.
  • According to China's Xinhua state news agency, the United States latest annual human rights report ignored "the obvious achievements made by China in protecting its citizens' rights and freedom" and "groundlessly slammed China for continued 'deterioration' in key aspects of its human rights situation in 2011."
  • City cars in Youngstown, Ohio will be equipped with GPS devices to monitor city employees' movements and starting next month city employees will have to clock in and out too.
  • The family of an unarmed man shot to death by a cop at a traffic stop earlier this month is suing the Jacksonville's Sheriff's Office. Cops claim the man had crack cocaine in his socks, but surveillance video shows him complying with police orders.
  • A Nebraska man using the moniker "Dr. Don Dough" won't be allowed to hand out flyers as part of his planned HyperTextPsychoDrama during President Obama's visit to the Iowa state fair, a federal judge ruled.

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