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The Muslim Brotherhood pledges to bring down military rule as Egypt's death toll climbs. Israeli-Palestinian peace talks resume in Jerusalem. And Secretary of State John Kerry faces questions about NSA spying on his visit to South America.


Obama 'Strongly Condemns' Crackdown In Egypt

While the president did not say the U.S. will cut off aid to Egypt, he did say that joint military exercises scheduled for September have been canceled. He called on Egypt's leaders to lift a state of emergency and to take steps to stop the violence and respect human rights.

James Bond Parachutist At London Olympics Dies In Accident

Mark Sutton doubled for 007 at the London Games, when Bond and "Queen Elizabeth II" parachuted into the stadium. Sutton died Wednesday while wingsuit flying in Switzerland.

After Deaths Of Hundreds, More Bloodshed Feared In Egypt

"It's difficult to see a path out of this crisis, at least not without more people dying," NPR's Leila Fadel reports. Wednesday's crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi left hundreds dead and several thousand people wounded.

How Drones Fundamentally Alter The Nature Of Conflict

The use of drones in the war on terror has been getting a lot of attention. Morning Edition's Renee Montagne talks to author Mark Bowden about his article on the U.S. government's use of drones in this week's The Atlantic magazine. Bowden is the author of Black Hawk Down.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Remains Defiant After Crackdown

Hundreds of people were killed in Egypt Wednesday when armed forces cleared protest camps set up by backers of ousted President Morsi. David Greene talks to Steven Cook, senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, about the situation in Egypt.

Violent Crackdown Spread Beyond Cairo

The deadly confrontations in Egypt on Wednesday were not limited to Cairo. To find out what happened in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, David Greene talks to Mohammed Abushaqra, a civil society advocate.

Egypt Is Under A State Of Emergency

It was perhaps the bloodiest day in Egypt since the uprising in 2011. Security forces on Wednesday launched a major operation to clear supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi from two sit-in camps in Cairo but the violence quickly spread to other parts of the city.

Death Toll Mounts In Egypt After Violent Clashes

There were widespread clashes between security forces and Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi in Egypt on Wednesday.

Egypt Ambassador: Muslim Brotherhood Chose 'Path Of Exclusion'

Robert Siegel speaks with Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Mohammad Tawfik about the violence in Cairo and the possibility for reconciliation between the Muslim Brotherhood and the interim Egyptian government.