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Ray LaHood's son detained in Egypt

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WASHINGTON--Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood's son is being detained in Egypt. Sam LaHood heads the International Republican Institute in Egypt

The State Department, in a statement said, "Several U.S. citizens and others are currently not being allowed to depart Egypt in connection with the government's investigation into NGOs. We are disappointed that these restrictions were imposed, and we are working with the Government of Egypt to lift them and allow these Americans to come home as quickly as possible. We hope to have this issue resolved within the next couple of days. Our Embassy in Cairo continues to monitor this matter closely."

Hood is a former Illinois House member from Peoria.


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