Five things you need to know for Wednesday
By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun
Egypt is about to explode. But thankfully its president is level headed and calm. Oh wait, no he is not. Mohamed Morsi is a drama queen, spewing so much crap about blood and fire you'd think he was Daenerys Stormborn. Meanwhile, Bolivan President Evo Morales is not hiding NSA leaker/Reddit dreamboat Edward Snowden in his luggage so he wasn't thrilled when his private plane was diverted on suspicion of Snowden smuggling. And finally, tomorrow is Independence Day and Americans are ready to party. Welcome to your online trends report for Wednesday July 3, 2013.
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Why: As Egypt edged closer on Wednesday to a return to rule by the generals, with a military deadline only hours away for President Mohamed Morsi to cede power, the confrontation between the Egytpian leader and army commanders deepened with both sides pledging to spill their blood to achieve their competing aims, propelling the crisis further toward a showdown. [The New York Times]