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Crisis in Egypt

Sep 5, 2013 — A bomb destroyed some vehicles in the interior minister's convoy. It was the first such attack on a member of Egypt's interim government. Still, after the deadly violence of last month, some sense of normalcy has returned to Egypt, according to news reports.
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Aug 22, 2013 — The 85-year-old former president of Egypt is now under house arrest while he awaits a retrial on charges related to the deaths of protesters during the 2011 demonstrations that toppled his regime. He reportedly was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Cairo.
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Aug 20, 2013 — While the U.S. has not called the toppling of President Mohammed Morsi a "coup," most direct military aid has been suspended, a top Democratic lawmaker's staff tells The Daily Beast. But the White House says that's incorrect.
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Aug 19, 2013 — Egypt's former president still faces a retrial for the killing of protesters during the 2011 Arab Spring. But his lawyer and a court official are telling news outlets that Mubarak may be released in the meantime. Meanwhile, newly ousted President Mohammed Morsi continues to be held.
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Aug 19, 2013 — Fears are growing that the country may be headed toward civil war. The interim government and the military leaders who ousted President Mohammed Morsi have been cracking down on his supporters. Hundreds have died and thousands have been wounded. Twenty-five off-duty police officers were killed Monday.
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Aug 16, 2013 — The Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters are back in the streets. The government has said it will use live ammunition to protect public buildings and security forces. After Wednesday's crackdown left more than 600 people dead and nearly 4,000 wounded, the country is is shedding more blood.
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Aug 15, 2013 — While the president did not say the U.S. will cut off aid to Egypt, he did say that joint military exercises scheduled for September have been canceled. He called on Egypt's leaders to lift a state of emergency and to take steps to stop the violence and respect human rights.
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Aug 15, 2013 — "It's difficult to see a path out of this crisis, at least not without more people dying," NPR's Leila Fadel reports. Wednesday's crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi left hundreds dead and several thousand people wounded.
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Jul 10, 2013 — Security officials and state television are saying that prosecutors want to take Mohammed Badie and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders into custody. They're reportedly to be accused of inciting violence. This isn't the first time it's been reported that he had been or would be taken into custody.
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Jul 8, 2013 — Supporters of the ousted president had gathered outside the facility where it's believed he's being held. There are conflicting accounts of what happened. What's known for sure is many of Morsi's supporters were killed by gunshots. Hundreds more were wounded. It's feared there will be more clashes.
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