Before the Egyptian military’s ultimatum expired Wednesday, President Mohammed Morsi refused to step down and told the military not to “take sides” in the country’s political crisis, according to the Associated Press.
BREAKING: Egypt’s Morsi refuses to step down, tells military not to ‘take sides’ as deadline nears.
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 3, 2013
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