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Merrill Newman Returns Home to California

Merrill Newman, the U.S. veteran who was detained in North Korea for a few weeks, has returned home safely to his wife in California. The 85-year-old smiled for photographers and spoke of turning down a ride on Air Force Two, courtesy of Vice President Joe Biden, in order to get home to his wife in a more timely manner. Held …

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North Korea Releases Elderly American Prisoner

After being detained in North Korea in the fall, Merrill Newman has been granted a Christmas miracle. The 85-year-old man was deported earlier today. Prior to his release, there was fear he would be held in North Korea for the rest of his life. The DPRK detained the elderly tourist for a period of several weeks beginning on October 26th …

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Merrill Newman ‘Apologizes’ to North Korea

As the United States urges Pyongyang’s release of US veteran, Merrill Newman, who has been detained for more than a month in North Korea, the country’s official KCNA news agency reports that the elderly Palo Alto resident has issued an apology to the secretive country. Newman 86, read an apology for crimes he allegedly committed during the Korean war and …

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