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Derrik Sweeney, center, gets hugs from his father Kevin Sweeney, left, and sister Ashley, right, after Derrik arrived at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, in St. Louis.

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Student recounts utter chaos of Egyptian protests

A revolution for freedom, for democracy, for individual liberty and a people’s ability to determine its own destiny. This is what is happening in Tahrir Square and in the streets of Cairo these tumultuous days.

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Jefferson City student back in Missouri, describes ordeal

One of three American students arrested during protests in Cairo -- 19-year-old Derrik Sweeney of Jefferson City -- says they were hit and threatened with guns, and described that first night in custody as the scariest of his life.


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