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10-year-old immigrant with cerebral palsy released

U.S. authorities on Friday released a 10-year-old immigrant girl with cerebral palsy who had been detained by border agents after surgery because she is in the U.S. without legal permission.

Palestinians release activist jailed for Facebook post

A Palestinian activist who has run afoul of both the Palestinian and Israeli authorities was released from a Palestinian jail Sunday, a week after he was arrested for writing a Facebook post critical of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

2 hostages freed by al-Qaida make 1st public appearances

JOHANNESBURG – Two men released from al-Qaida captivity after six years in northern Mali made their first public appearances Thursday, recounting their ordeals and saying they were not clear whether any ransom was paid for their freedom. “I think it’s wrong to pay ransoms,” 42-year-old Johan Gustafsson, who was freed in June, told reporters in Sweden. “I hope they let me out because they were tired of me.” Sweden has insisted it never paid any ransom and that his release was obtained through negotiations.

Yemeni rebels release American man

An American citizen detained by Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen for more than a year and a half has been released, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday.

One hurt in car rollover near Ellensburg

23-year-old Seattle man was injured when his car rolled over on Interstate 90 about 12 miles west of Ellensburg Thursday morning, the Washington State Patrol reported.

Prisoner who published ‘Guantanamo Diary’ approved for release

MIAMI – A former al-Qaida militant who gained fame with the publication of a diary about life at Guantanamo has been approved for release from the detention center at the U.S. base in Cuba, his lawyers said Wednesday. Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a native of Mauritania who has been in custody without charge for nearly 14 years, was cleared by the Periodic Review Board set up by the Obama administration.