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U.S.-Egypt Tensions Persist as Democracy Workers Allowed to Go

U.S. pro-democracy workers facing trial in Egypt for illegally accepting foreign funds left the country yesterday, with the cases against them unresolved and tensions between the two nations still high.

Fifteen workers for non-governmental organizations, including the Americans, departed Cairo in a U.S. government plane after a court lifted their travel ban and their organizations posted bail. The group included Sam LaHood, son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.