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U.S. to go ahead with joint military exercise in Egypt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States still plans to hold a major military exercise called Bright Star in Egypt in mid-September, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday, even after the Egyptian military's toppling of the president and the violence that has ensued.Full story

Egypt's rulers ready move against Brotherhood vigils

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt faced the prospect of fresh bloodshed on Thursday after the country's army-backed rulers signaled they would move soon to disperse thousands of supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi. Full story

South Sudan's Kiir to keep oil minister, change finance portfolio

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's oil minister Stephen Dhieu Dau will keep his post in the new government, while new appointments will be made to the key finance and defense portfolios, officials said on Wednesday. Full story

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  Is the situation in Egypt spiraling out of control?

Amb. Dennis Ross and The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg explain how the U.S. plans to handle civil unrest in Egypt.

  Foreign policy continues to challenge the US

From the turmoil in Egypt to the growing sectarian violence in Iraq, the U.S. has continued to face foreign policy challenges. The Daily Rundown’s Chuck Todd reports.

  More violence in Egypt

NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports the situation in Egypt and around Cairo remains tense.

  Death toll increases in Egypt to 80

CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din reports tension in Egypt continues after bloody clashes between Morsi supporters and security forces over the weekend in the streets of Cairo.

  Haass: The Egyptian military has to stop killing people

Top Talkers: At least 72 demonstrators were killed over the weekend in Egypt during protests, the New York Times is reporting. The incident marks one of the deadliest attacks by the country's security services since 2011, and the Morning Joe panel discusses the attacks and the Obama administration's

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