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U.S. journalists sentenced in North Korea

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The two American journalists imprisoned in North Korea were sentenced today to 12 years of hard labor. Euna Lee and Laura Ling were arrested on the border between China and North Korea on March 17 while on assignment from Current TV. According to the New York Times, “Analysts said [Lee and Ling] were pawns in a rapidly deteriorating confrontation between the United States and North Korea.”