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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 8, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 8, 2012.
By United Press International
Lee and Ling write of N. Korean captivity

Lee and Ling write of N. Korean captivity

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The two U.S. journalists imprisoned for months in North Korea before being freed in August said they never intended to cross the North Korea-China border.

China used American tape to find refugees

BEIJING, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A Chinese pastor claims video footage shot by two American TV journalists was used by China to round up North Korean refugees.

Obama thanks Clinton for N. Korean mission

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama met with former President Bill Clinton Tuesday to thank him for his mission to North Korea, the White House said.
Detained reporters return to cheers, tears

Detained reporters return to cheers, tears

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Two U.S. journalists detained in North Korea for nearly five months were greeted with tears and cheers Wednesday when their airplane landed in Burbank, Calif.
Hillary Clinton happy journalists freed

Hillary Clinton happy journalists freed

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed happiness and relief that the two U.S. journalists detained in North Korea were returning to the United States.
Aug. 5, 2009

Aug. 5, 2009

North Korean officials pardoned and released two journalists after a quick visit from former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
By United Press International

Web site says it all: Freed!

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The families of U.S. journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee said in a statement they were overjoyed North Korea pardoned the two journalists Tuesday.
Clinton trip helped free journalists

Clinton trip helped free journalists

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton's North Korea trip achieved its objective of freeing two U.S. journalists held in the country, South Korea's Yonhap reported.
U.S. seeks release of detained journalists

U.S. seeks release of detained journalists

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, reportedly heading to North Korea, may fulfill a mission he had considered in 2000 during his presidency.
U.S. seeks 'amnesty' for 2 journalists

U.S. seeks 'amnesty' for 2 journalists

SACRAMENTO, July 10 (UPI) -- U.S. officials have asked North Korea to grant "amnesty" to two American journalists jailed there, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday.

Families plead for 2 journalists' release

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- Family members of the two U.S. journalists jailed in North Korea appealed for the women's release Wednesday, saying they feared for their well-being.

Clinton calls for U.S. reporters' release

PYONGYANG, North Korea, June 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged North Korea to free two American journalists held for allegedly sneaking into the country.

N. Korea silent on trial of 2 journalists

PYONGYANG, North Korea, June 5 (UPI) -- North Korean officials were mum Friday about the fate of two U.S. journalists tried in the country's top court on espionage charges.
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Euna Lee
Journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee (bottom left) arrive home to their families at Hangar 25 on August 5, 2009 in Burbank, California. Ling and Lee were pardoned and released yesterday by President Kim Jong-Il after a meeting with former U.S. President Bill Clinton. They had been arrested in March for illegally entering the country on the Chinese border and sentenced to 12 years in prison in June. UPI Photo/Kevork Djansezian/POOL
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Euna Lee is a South Korean-born American journalist who has worked for Current TV since 2005. Lee and fellow journalist Laura Ling were detained in North Korea after they crossed into the Democratic People's Republic of Korea from the People's Republic of China without a visa. The United States Government protested the sentences, and implemented diplomatic efforts in order to secure the release of both Lee and Ling. On August 4, 2009 Lee and Ling were pardoned by the North Korean government after a special humanitarian visit by former US President Bill Clinton.

Lee was born and raised in South Korea, and moved to the United States in order to attend Academy of Art University, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film and Broadcasting. She is married to actor Michael Saldate; they have a daughter, Hana.

On August 4, 2009, former US President Bill Clinton visited North Korea in an attempt to free Lee and fellow journalist Laura Ling. The North Korean government pardoned both Lee and Ling after meeting with Clinton that day. Human rights activists in South Korea accuse Lee and Ling of placing North Korean refugees in danger through their actions.

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