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WED, 2014-10-22  KST

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North Korea releases detained U.S. tourist Jeffrey Fowle

Our top story this morning Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea has been released. The White House has confirmed that Mr. Fowle has already left the country on a U.S. government jet. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Washington welcomed Pyongyang's decision to release the 56-year-old who had been held in North Korea for nearly six months. The spokesman called on the North to also release Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller. Mr. Fowle had been awaiting trial on charges of leaving a Bible at a nightclub in the northern port city of Chongjin last May. The U.S. also expressed thanks to Sweden, which has an embassy in Pyongyang, for helping broker...