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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
Lisa Ling to be 'View' guest co-host

Lisa Ling to be 'View' guest co-host

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. journalist Lisa Ling, former co-host of "The View," is set to return to the daytime chat show next month for two live shows, ABC said Friday.
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.
Reporters crossed into N. Korea, sis says

Reporters crossed into N. Korea, sis says

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The two U.S. journalists pardoned and released by North Korea did, in fact, illegally cross into that country, the sister of one of the journalists 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.

Envoy visits imprisoned U.S. journalists

PYONGYANG, North Korea, June 23 (UPI) -- Two U.S. journalists imprisoned in North Korea were visited by the Swedish ambassador Tuesday but details of the encounter were not available.
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Euna Lee (L) and Laura Ling (R), two American journalists who were arrested in March after allegedly crossing into North Korea from China, speak with reporters as former president Bill Clinton and former vice President Al Gore look on after the two arrived at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California on August 5, 2009. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Laura G. Ling (Chinese: 凌志美; pinyin: Líng Zhìměi; born December 1, 1976) is an American journalist, working for Current TV as a correspondent and vice president of its Vanguard Journalism Unit, which produces the Vanguard TV series. She is the sister of Lisa Ling, who is a special correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show, National Geographic Explorer, and CNN. Ling and fellow journalist Euna Lee were detained in North Korea after they crossed into North Korea from the People's Republic of China without a visa. They were subsequently pardoned after former US President Bill Clinton flew to North Korea to meet with Kim Jong-il.

Ling's father Doug is a Chinese immigrant, born in the 1920s; her mother Mary Mei-yan (née Wang) hails from Tainan, Taiwan, and formerly served as the head of the Los Angeles office of the Formosan Association for Public Affairs. They divorced when Laura Ling was 4 years old and her sister Lisa was 7. Following the divorce, the two sisters were raised in the city of Sacramento, California by their father. Ling describes herself as Chinese American, but a friend described her as "a true Valley girl ... about as Chinese as the cuisine at Chin Chin". She studied at Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California; an English teacher there, who taught both Ling and her sister, claimed that when he first knew Ling, she was already interested in following her sister's footsteps into the journalism field; he described her as "different from her sister ... and more determined, in a sense". She went on to graduate with a communications degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1998.

On June 3, 2010, Ling gave birth to a girl, naming her Li Jefferson Clayton, in Burbank, California. Laura and her husband decided to name the baby Li, after Laura's sister Lisa, and chose Jefferson as a middle name as a tribute to former President William Jefferson Clinton.

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