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EgyptAir Flight MS804 Missing, Reportedly Crashed

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UPDATE 5:10 P.M. EST: EgyptAir retracted their statement that plane wreckage has been found; Greek officials say the debris in question "does not come from a plane."

UPDATE 12:56 P.M. EST: Searchers in the Mediterranean Sea have found the wreckage of Flight MS804, according to EgyptAir Vice President Ahmed Adel.



Early Thursday morning, an EgyptAir passenger plane went missing while it was traveling from Paris to Cairo.

It's said that the flight took off around 11:09 p.m. CEST and vanished from the radar about 10 miles into the Egyptian airspace while cruising at an altitude of 37,000 feet.

It has since been stated by the French government that the flight has crashed, though EgyptAir has yet to confirm.

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At the time of the plane's disappearance, the airline took to Twitter and wrote:

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NBC Inquiry Finds Brian Williams Lied At Least ELEVEN Times! And Once To Jon Stewart's Face On The Daily Show!

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Man, we thought this Brian Williams thing was kind of an isolated incident, some sort of mistake that got out of hand.

But it looks like embellishment may be a real problem for the NBC Nightly News anchor — or should we say former?

[ Video: Bill O'Reilly Defends Brian Williams And Himself On Letterman! ]

Williams was suspended for six months following the revelation that his story of being shot at while riding in a helicopter during the Iraq War was untrue.

But that wasn't the only measure NBC took. They also launched an inquiry to make sure no other falsehoods would bite their newsman in the butt.

Unfortunately, it looks like it's going to be

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Jon Stewart 'Captured' In Cairo! Watch HERE!

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Bassem Youssef has been called the Jon Stewart of the Arab world, but nothing beats the real thing! Except maybe those guys in the suits!

Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see The Daily Show host get some of his own treatment as he's treated satirically like a spy before being interrogated interviewed about his upcoming movie!

Jon even tries to work the crowd a bit, even though Arabic isn't his first language! Or probably his second…

Luckily for him and us, the interview is in English! Mostly!

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Over 70 Reportedly Dead After Egyptian Soccer Riot

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This is awful, people! Just awful!

Thanks to reckless soccer hooligans in Egypt last night, at least 73 people are dead (1,000 injured) after a riot broke out at a game between two rival teams.

Ahly, a powerhouse club from Cairo, was visiting the town of Port Said and suffered a rare loss and was immediately swarmed by hometown fans. The team and fans ran for cover in the locker rooms, but unfortunately the bloodshed couldn't be escaped. Ahly coach Ahmed Nagui painted a gruesome picture of the riot when he said the locker room "looks like a morgue."

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Three American College Students Arrested In Egypt For Rioting!

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Not good AT ALL.

We've just learned that three American college students who attend Cairo's American University were arrested yesterday for their alleged involvement with riots in Tahrir Square.

Here's what Prosecutor's spokesman Adel Saeed had to say about it:

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Sean Penn Is Now In Libya!

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Sean Penn is still hard at work promoting change in other countries!

After touring Cairo, Egypt's Tahrir Square this past Friday, the actor-turned-activist is in Tripoli today, commending the Libyan people for being brave enough to overthrow Moammer Gadhafi!

He says:

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Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello Calls Madison, WI "The Next Cairo"

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In case you haven't heard what's going on in Madison, Wisconsin, tens of thousands of protesters have been marching on the state capital, battling a state bill that would cut union employees' pensions and health care benefits.

Without getting the national coverage it deserves, protestors have turned to other outlets, including reaching out to Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello, who's been a huge supporter of union rights.

When fans took to his Facebook page, writing such things as, "Hey Tom, could you please come to Madison? As I'm sure you're aware, Scott Walker is trying essentially to de-unionize," Tom decided to headline a concert in support of the protests scheduled for Monday.

Tom said:

"I really think that the future of the rights of working people in this country is not going to be decided in the courts. It's not going to be decided in Congress or radio talk shows. The future of rights of working people in this country will be the fight on the streets of Madison, Wisconsin. Madison is the next Cairo."

Wow. Those are some powerful words. We hope that the people of Madison are victorious in their battle of keeping their rights to pensions and benefits!

Power to the people!

[Image via WENN.]

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