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UPDATED: US Journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling Pardoned and Released!

A great birthday gift for President Obama! Following former President Bill Clinton's visit to North Korea to negotiate the release of imprisoned US journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling (sister of Lisa), North Korean president Kim Jong-Il issued a "special pardon" to both women and ordered them released. Lee and Ling were accused of illegally "sneaking" into North Korea and engaging in "hostile acts" back in March, and were sentenced in June to 12 years of hard labor.