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More than 140 people have died since demonstrations began last Tuesday, most in clashes between protesters and police. On Monday, the Egyptian army announced it would not take action against demonstrators. Today, President Hosni Mubarak announced he would not run in the next election, though he said that was his plan all along. He still expects to remain in power until then.
The Egyptian government is trying to kill all media coverage of the huge protests challenging Mubarak's three decade long rule. The Internet blackout in Egypt began last week: first Twitter was blocked, then Facebook stopped working, and finally the Internet was cut off. Despite all this, the news is still getting out.
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