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world lead

August 19th, 2013
05:33 PM ET

Activist: U.S. aid is funding weapons being used on Egyptians

Egypt remained a powder keg Monday, with 25 soldiers killed in a Sinai ambush and former President Hosni Mubarak winning acquittal on a corruption charge.

Over the past week, about 900 people – security personnel as well as citizens – have been killed.

Deaths occurred when the military used force to clear two pro-Morsy sit-in sites in Cairo on Wednesday, and violence raged after pro-Morsy supporters staged demonstrations Friday.

New polling from the Pew Research center found that 51% of Americans believe President Barack Obama should cut off $1.3 billion in U.S. aid to Egypt.

Egyptian activist Mona Eltahawy is also calling for an end to U.S. aid.

"I would like to see the military aid cut ... because all these billions of dollars are going towards an army that is not at war with anyone, but is using weapons against Egyptians," Eltahawy said in an interview on "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
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national lead

August 19th, 2013
12:42 PM ET

Jake Tapper reports: An unlikely hero

CNN's Jake Tapper tells the story of Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Ty Carter.

The hour-long special airs Wednesday, August 21 at 10 p.m. ET on CNN.


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