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U.S. Journalists Held in North Korea Pardoned

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SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean media say leader Kim Jong Il has pardoned two American journalists and ordered their release during the visit of former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Laura Ling and Euna Lee were convicted in June of "grave crimes" and sentenced to 12 years in the North Korean labor camps.

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