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  • **FILE** Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq talks Feb. 13, 2011, during a press conference in Cairo. (Associated Press)

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AILING: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is thought to be dying from terminal cancer affecting his stomach and pancreas.

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