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More conflict in Egypt

Bill Ritter's daily take on the news.
August 14, 2013 1:25:01 PM PDT
What a mess. No good way to spin anything that's happening in Egypt. More violent clashes today perhaps the worst with supporters of the de-throned Muslim Brotherhood president, with more than 200 people killed (that number has fluctuated), including 43 cops.

The military's assault on the protestors seems to bury any remaining slivers of hope from the "Arab Spring." What a meaningless euphemism that now seems.

We're following developments there, and will have the latest at 11.

Also at 11, another bias attack in New York City, this time in Chelsea (again) against (again) two gay men walking down the street holding hands. A group of thugs yelled at them ? things that I will not put in print (or cyberspace) ? and then beat them up. Our Joe Torres is taking a closer look.

And we'll have the latest on the New York Mayor's race, which has taken a sea change in direction. The Democrat on top of the polls as of yesterday, the Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio, is taking the attack approach against Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who had been the frontrunner but who has dropped to number two. He's clearly thinking beyond the Sept. 10 primary and to the Oct. 1 runoff ? which he seems to think will be between him and Ms. Quinn. And we're also watching the new poll numbers in the City Comptroller's race, which shows Eliot Spitzer surging ahead of opponent Scott Stringer.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Meteorologist Amy Freeze (in for Lee Goldberg) and Laura Behnke (in for Rob Powers) with the night's sports. I hope you can join Sade Baderinwa and me, tonight at 11.

BILL RITTER

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