Amid Violence, Americans Attempt to Evacuate Egypt

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Efforts to topple the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak continued Monday, even after a new cabinet was named.

As the violence escalates, many governments are now scrambling to fly their citizens out of Egypt. More than 2,400 Americans in Cairo are desperately trying to evacuate.

Egypt's situation remains volatile while anti-government protests continue. At least 97 people have died in the unrest.

Food and water are scarce at Cairo International Airport as thousands wait to board flights.

Getting to the airport is also difficult since some neighborhoods have set up checkpoints to prevent looting, which also became a problem Monday.

In an attempt to show change, Mubarak named a new government, but protesters rejected his lineup.

A coalition of opposition groups called for a million people to take to the streets Tuesday demanding Mubarak's resignation.

In the United States, the crisis pushed oil prices up to $90 a barrel.

President Barack Obama pressed Mubarak to institute reforms, including a credible presidential election this fall.

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