Top Stories: Crisis In Egypt; Assad’s Confidence

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Our early headlines:

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Other top news:

– “Syria’s Assad Says Only Foreign Invasion Can Threaten Him.” (Reuters)

– “Bolivian President Blames ‘North American Empire’ for Blocking His Flight.” (The Wall Street Journal)

– “South Korea Proposes Talks With North Korea On Factory Park.” (The Associated Press)

– “Mandela’s Grandson Ends Battle Over Burials” Of Kin. (The New York Times)

– NBA’s Boston Celtics Hire Butler University’s Brad Stevens To Be Coach. (Boston Globe)

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