Morsi Rejects Military Ultimatum

Egypt is on the edge of chaos as the deadline for its president to meet protestors' demands nears.
1:52 | 07/03/13

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We're going to turn to the explosive situation in egypt. The president there, mohamed morsi, going on television last night, defying the military's ultimatum for him to step down. It's now just hours away from that deadline. And the streets of our key u.S. Ally, now, once again on the brink of chaos. Alex marquardt is on the scene in cairo. Good morning to you, alex. Reporter: Good morning, josh. This could be a historic day in egypt. The military's ultimatum expires at 5:00 p.M. Local time. President morsi says he's not going anywhere and is willing to die for the presidency. This violence could just be the tip of the iceberg. Overnight, at least 16 people died in clashes around cairo university. Hundreds more were wounded. Earlier in the day, there were more death, as supporters and opponents of the president take up arms for their side. Last night, during a protest, we met norhan, a tour group of young egyptians, calling themselves rebellions, who started the protests. The muslim brotherhood wants to control all parts of the state, she told us. They want to fully control egypt. In a defiant speech, president morsi rejected the military's ultimatum, saying he was elected in free andair elections. If the cost of legitimacy is my life, he said, I will pay it gladly. Protesters reacted angrily and say theically stay in the streets until he steps down. Their message was clear, out. The big question now is what will the military do once that ultimatum expires? If they try to arrest or depose morsi, the muslim brotherhood said they will flood the streets with supporters, setting off what could be a full-scale civil war. Now, to the latest on the lethal arizona wildfire that

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