Top Stories: Crisis In Egypt; Assad's Confidence : The Two-Way Also: Statue of Liberty reopens; Bolivia's president blasts "North American empire;" South Korea proposes talks with the North; Mandela's grandson ends battle over kin's graves; Boston Celtics hire Butler's Brad Stevens to be coach.
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Top Stories: Crisis In Egypt; Assad's Confidence

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Our early headlines:

Egypt Begins Dangerous New Phase As Interim Leader Steps In.

Here She Is: Statue Of Liberty Reopens On Independence Day.

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Other top news:

— "Syria's Assad Says Only Foreign Invasion Can Threaten Him." (Reuters)

— "Bolivian President Blames 'North American Empire' for Blocking His Flight." (The Wall Street Journal)

— "South Korea Proposes Talks With North Korea On Factory Park." (The Associated Press)

— "Mandela's Grandson Ends Battle Over Burials" Of Kin. (The New York Times)

— NBA's Boston Celtics Hire Butler University's Brad Stevens To Be Coach. (Boston Globe)