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Tension Grows in Egypt as Anti-Government Forces’ Power-Sharing Deadline Looms

At least 23 people were killed in overnight protests at Cairo University as supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi clashed with protestors, angry over the direction of the Egyptian government. Earlier this week, Egyptian military officials gave Morsi 48-hours to begin sharing power with his political opponents. Their deadline expires later this morning, and Morsi has said he has no plans on complying with their demands. Leaders on both sides have made statements implying they are willing to die for their causes. Reformists and anti-Morsi protestors in the country argue that Morsi’s government is seeking to assert more authoritarian power over its people …

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