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US Senator Blocks Military Aid to Egypt

A powerful U.S. senator is blocking military aid to Egypt after it sentenced 683 Muslim Brotherhood members to death for their role in protests against the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi.   Democrat Patrick Leahy chairs the Senate subcommittee overseeing foreign aid. He said Tuesday he is not prepared to sign off on aid to Egypt until the U.S. sees convincing evidence that its government is committed to the rule of law.   Leahy said he is extremely disturbed by what he...

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