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Laura Ling and Euna Lee have been pardoned! That’s right the two Current TV reporters who were captured in North Korea in March and sentenced to 12 years of hard labor were officially released and pardoned this afternoon after a meeting between former President Bill Clinton and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. The two reporters where working in neighboring China when they were captured on the border between the two countries. Clinton, who was sent on a “private humanitarian mission”, is the highest American visitor to North Korea since Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright in 2000.

RaceWire wishes the Laura and Euna journalists a safe trip home to their awaiting families.

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