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Two Americans freed by North Korea

Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 00:53

U.S. citizens Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller are returning home after months of detention in North Korea. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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-AUDIO AS INCOMING - Officials say U.S. citizens Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller are returning home after months of detention in North Korea. They're reportedly on a flight back to the U.S. with the director of national intelligence, James Clapper. News that President Barack Obama is thrilled with: (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "Well, I think it's a wonderful day for them and their families. And obviously, we're very grateful for their safe return." Bae, a missionary, was arrested in 2012 and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for crimes against the state. Miller, who reportedly was tried on an espionage charge, was sentenced to six years of hard labor and has been in custody since April. But now, they're joining American Jeffrey Fowle, who returned home from North Korea less than three weeks ago.

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Two Americans freed by North Korea

Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 00:53