Egypt questions Brotherhood's top leader in prison

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CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian prosecutors have been questioning the Muslim Brotherhood's supreme leader in a Cairo prison after his arrest early Tuesday.
   
Mohammed Badie and his deputy are to stand trial later this month on charges of complicity in the killing in June of eight protesters outside the Brotherhood's national headquarters in Cairo.
   
Badie's arrest comes as a blow to the Muslim Brotherhood, as it struggles to keep up street protests against the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi in the face of a harsh government crackdown. Still, the Brotherhood vows that Badie's detention will not weaken the movement or lead its followers away from their principles.
   
The group's near-daily protests since Morsi's ouster have diminished in recent days, with scattered demonstrations in Cairo and elsewhere attracting mere hundreds, and in some cases just dozens, of protesters.
   
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