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February 29, 2012 1:32 pm

American Democracy Workers in Egypt Get Travel Ban Lifted, Tensions Ease

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. LaHood's son sam was among the 7 Americans banned from leaving Egypt. Photo: wiki commons.

USA Today/AP – Egypt on Wednesday lifted a travel ban on seven Americans employed by pro-democracy groups, signaling an end to the worst crisis in relations between Egypt and the U.S. in 30 years.

The seven, who include the son of U.S. Transportation secretary Ray LaHood, are among 16 Americans who are on trial along with 27 others on charges of using illegally obtained funds to foment unrest in Egypt and incite protests against the nation’s military rulers.

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