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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 1996 file photo, U.S. Rep. Bill Richardson, D-N.M., left, shakes hands with Evan C. Hunziker of Tacoma, Washington, upon their arrival at Yokota Air Base on the outskirts of Tokyo. Hunziker, 26, who was jailed for three months in North Korea on spy charges was freed and arrived in Japan with Richardson who negotiated his release. Time and again, Americans over the years have slipped into poor, deeply suspicious, fervently anti-American North Korea, crossing a border that tens of thousands of desperate North Koreans have crossed in the opposite direction, at great risk. Whatever their reasons, Americans detained in North Korea, including the three currently there, are major complications for Washington, which must decide between letting a U.S. citizen languish and providing Pyongyang with a huge propaganda victory by sending a senior U.S. envoy to negotiate a release. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — One shouted about God's love as he crossed a frozen river, clutching a Bible. Another swam, drunk and naked. Several U.S. soldiers dashed around land mines.


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A major red tide bloom extends more than 100 miles along Florida's Gulf coastline, and reaches more than 30 miles off shore in this NASA true-colour imageCLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy.


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