Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s decision not to resign has energized some of the street demonstrators, who are reportedly moving towards presidential palace, while another group intended to surround the state television broadcaster. Some analysts believe that the delegation of functions to Vice President Suleiman by Mr. Mubarak represents a low-key military coup.
In other news, a collection of 200 American silent movies that were thought to be lost — no copies any longer in existence — turned out to have been preserved in Soviet film archives. They have now been digitized, and the first batch has been turned over by Russia to the Library of Congress.
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