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Clinton Warns Egypt to Reform

As demonstrations continue in Egypt, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton bluntly called upon Cairo's government to reform. "We believe strongly that the Egyptian government has an important opportunity at this moment in time to implement political, economic and social reforms to respond to the legitimate needs and interests of the Egyptian people," Clinton said in a statement. Egyptian authorities banned protests, blocked Twitter and Facebook, and arrested marchers after thousands of people demonstrated against President Hosni Mubarak Tuesday. The U.S. had previously refrained from criticizing Egypt, a close ally and America's second-largest recipient of foreign aid.