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White House Urges N. Korea to Release Elderly American

The White House is calling on North Korea to release an elderly American and veteran of the Korean War who has been held in North Korean custody since late October.A White House statement Saturday urged Pyongyang to allow 85-year-old Merrill Newman, who suffers from a heart condition, to "return home and reunite with his family." Newman, a California native, was visiting North Korea with a valid visa when he was removed from an airplane October 26 as he prepared to depart the...

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