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Egypt In Turmoil

In a harsh crackdown on pro-Islamist sit-ins in Cairo, Egyptian security forces Wednesday killed dozens of protesters and the interim government declared a state of emergency. Since the military takeover in June, the U.S. has walked a fine line, keeping lines of communication open to both sides, which has fueled anti-American rhetoric on the ground. We get the latest on the rapidly changing situation.

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