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Report: US Considering Major Change in Ransom Policy for Hostages

An American television network reports the Obama administration is considering a major change in policy regarding ransom for U.S. hostages. ABC news on Sunday said families who try to negotiate a ransom for relatives held captive overseas will no longer be prosecuted on charges of dealing with terrorists. The reported change is the recommendation of a White House appointed advisory group, the National Counterterrorism Center, according to ABC. A U.S. official told the network,...

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