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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.
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.
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.
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.