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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

August 14th, 2013
08:53 PM ET

Egypt's deadly day

CNN's Brian Todd brings us the rawest images and one brutally honest take on what some say is Egypt's deadliest day since the 2011 uprising.

Warning: The images in this piece are graphic, and viewer discretion is advised.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Egypt • Social media
August 14th, 2013
08:44 PM ET

Egyptian ambassador: "Vast majority" support gov't actions

Mohamed Tawfik, Egypt's ambassador to the United States, joins Wolf Blitzer in The Situation Room and defends his government's actions against supporters of Mohamed Morsy, arguing that its efforts were not only necessary, but also supported by the majority of Egyptians.


Filed under: Egypt • Middle East • Mohamed Tawfik
August 14th, 2013
08:21 PM ET

American journalist beaten, detained in Cairo

Newsweek and Daily Beast reporter Mike Giglio recounts to Wolf Blitzer how he was beaten and detained by Egyptian security forces who took his wallet, cell phone, and laptop. At least two other journalists were killed today, including a cameraman with Sky News who had previously worked for CNN. In total, the death toll reached at least 278, including 43 Egyptian police officers.


Filed under: Arab world • Egypt • Middle East
August 14th, 2013
07:47 PM ET

Third plane crash in a month

CNN's René Marsh reports on the third plane crash in just over thirty days as officials are wondering if there is a common thread or any lesson to be learned.


Filed under: Air travel • Rene Marsh
August 14th, 2013
07:38 PM ET

Hostage, gunman dead in bank standoff

It was a story that broke in The Situation Room last night: An armed gunman takes three hostages at a bank in St. Joseph, Louisiana. Now, one hostage is dead, and the suspect has been killed by police. CNN's George Howell updates us on the story, digging into who the suspect was and what motivated his alleged crime.


Filed under: George Howell • Law Enforcement
August 14th, 2013
07:17 PM ET

Gingrich: GOP lacks health care ideas

Crossfire co-host Newt Gingrich says the GOP has "zero" health care alternatives to Obamacare. He joins Wolf Blitzer to elaborate on his comments.


Filed under: Health Care • Newt Gingrich • Situation Room