5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the National Security Agency, in Hong Kong, June 9, 2013.

Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Thousands Mourn Ariz. Firefighters

Dry thunderstorms laced with strong, erratic winds that shifted unexpectedly in the high heat of the Southwest likely created the perfect storm that trapped and killed 19 experienced firefighters in Yarnell, Ariz., officials say.

2. Egyptian Army Gives 48-Hour Deadline

On Monday afternoon, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces issued a 48-hour ultimatum to President Mohamed Morsi "to meet the demands of the people" or it will intervene.

3. Snowden Hits Hurdles in Search for Asylum

NSA leaker Edward Snowden's best chance for asylum may depend on the president of Venezuela, who was in Moscow on Tuesday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

4. Fort Hood Shooting Suspect to Enter Plea

Major Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage, will enter a plea Tuesday just a week before jury selection begins in his court-martial.

5. Williams Ousted at Wimbledon

Number one seed and defending Wimbledon champion Serena Williams is out the tournament, losing to Germany's Sabine Lisicki, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.

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