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Key U.S. Republican seeks ‘punitive action’ on Egypt

WASHINGTON — A top Republican lawmaker called for “punitive action” Thursday against Egyptian officials for the crackdown on US democracy advocates. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee, singled out Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation Fayza Abul Naga. “The Egyptian government’s actions cannot be taken lightly and…