Egyptian Interim President Sworn in after Morsi Overthrown

On Thursday the Egyptian military placed an interim president in charge of the country, after democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi was overthrown.

Adly Mansour, the head of Egypt's supreme court, was sworn Thursday morning as the interim president until new elections can be held.

"We salute the great Egyptian armed forces. They have never hesitated to respond to the needs of the people," Mansour said during his swearing in.

The Egyptian military confirms it detained Morsi after he called on his supporters to protect his presidency. The army also surrounded Islamist rallies to keep the peace, but there has been some violence with reports of more than a dozen deaths.

The White House is closely monitoring the situation. President Obama said he was deeply concerned about the Egyptian army's decision to oust Morsi.

America has budgeted one-point-three billion dollars of aid for Egypt this year with the majority of that money supporting the military.

President Obama has ordered a review of American aid to Egypt and whether it needs to be stopped.

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