Egypt Breaking News: Egypt: Opposition Leader Named Interim PM

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Egypt's new president moved to assert his authority by naming Mohamed ElBaradei,a chief rival of ousted leader Mohammed Morsi as interim prime minister and holding crisis talks with security officials on efforts to reclaim control of the streets. Egypt's National Salvation Front announced the appointment of an interim prime minister, Mohamed ElBaradei, to run the country during a transition period in the wake of President Mohammed Morsi's sudden ouster. Security forces boosted positions near a protest camp by supporters of ousted leader Mohammed Morsi as authorities Saturday plotted their next moves after violence claimed at least 36 lives across the country and deepened the battle lines in the divided nation.

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