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North Korea Releases Two Americans, Including Lynnwood Man

Wong Maye-E
AP Photo
FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2014 file photo, Kenneth Bae, an American tour guide and missionary detained in North Korea, serving a 15-year sentence, speaks to The Associated Press in Pyongyang, North Korea.

The Lynnwood, Washington man imprisoned in North Korea for "anti-state" crimes two years has been freed. 

U.S. officials say American Kenneth Bae and was released Saturday, as was Matthew Miller. Both are on their way home.

President Barack Obama says he is "very grateful" that North Korea has released the last two Americans in its custody.

Obama says "it's a wonderful day for" the freed Americans and their families.

The president also praised Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who traveled to North Korea to take the Americans home.


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