Bill Powell

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North Korea has sentenced two American television reporters to twelve years in a prison labor camp, prompting an international outcry.

Are US Journalists Being Used as Pawns by North Korea?

North Korea has sentenced two American television reporters to twelve years in a prison labor camp, prompting an international outcry.

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North Korea has sentenced two American television reporters to twelve years in a prison labor camp, prompting an international outcry.

Are US Journalists Being Used as Pawns by North Korea?

North Korea has sentenced two American television reporters to twelve years in a prison labor camp, prompting an international outcry.

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