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State Department ordered officials to leave Egypt

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The State Department says it has ordered all non-emergency U.S. government officials and their families to leave Egypt.

The department said Tuesday that it will continue to help American citizens that are trying to leave the country, which is currently facing massive protests against the Egyptian government.

The Cairo International Airport is operating but the department said flights may be affected by the unrest.

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