Egypt bitterly divided after 72 die in clashes

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Egyptians remained deeply divided over the future of their country Sunday, with no sign of an end to clashes between rivals groups that left at least 72 dead on Saturday.

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With Morsi toppled, Egypt remains U.S. strategic worry and destination for aid

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No matter who is in charge in Egypt, the nation of 85 million people remains a strategic concern for the United States. And although the U.S. has poured more than $70 billion in military and economic aid into Egypt since 1948, the U.S. government’s ability to influence outcomes there remains very limited.

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BREAKING: Egyptian military says it has ousted Morsi; crowds celebrate in Cairo

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The Egyptian military said Wednesday that it had ousted President Mohammed Morsi and suspended the country’s constitution. Armored cars, tanks and troops deployed in the capital in what advisers to the president described as a coup.

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BREAKING: Morsi adviser says full military coup is under way in Egypt, with tanks on the move

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An adviser to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi said Wednesday that a military coup was underway, that tanks were on the move outside Cairo and that communication with the president had been cut off.

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Egypt’s president, top general ready to die as power struggle enters ‘final hours’

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The president and the top general in Egypt both signaled Wednesday that they were prepared to fight to the death for power, edging the country closer to chaos as the final hours ticked down before a military deadline. 

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Defiant Morsi demands army drop ultimatum

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As crowds of protesters flooded Cairo’s Tahrir Square, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi called on the military to withdraw a 48-hour ultimatum for him to share power with his political opponents.

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Protesters remain in Tahrir Square as clock ticks on army deadline

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Egypt’s armed forces would suspend the constitution and dissolve an Islamist-dominated parliament under a draft political roadmap to be pursued if Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and his opponents fail to reach a power-sharing agreement by Wednesday, military sources said.

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Violence, protesters return to Tahrir Square as Egypt marks revolution

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Hundreds of youths clashed with Egyptian police in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday in a violent start to the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

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Egyptians pack Cairo’s Tahrir Square ahead of election result

Five hundred days after they overthrew Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians will finally have a new president on Sunday, the first they have chosen freely and who may well be from the Muslim Brotherhood, which Mubarak and fellow generals spent a lifetime fighting.

The result of last weekend’s run-off, due in an election committee news conference at 3 p.m. (1300 GMT), will be historic for Egypt and the Middle East. Many think Islamist Mohamed Morsy will become head of state of the biggest Arab nation, reshaping the region after decades of Western-backed military rule, even if the armed forces are not giving up their control just yet.

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