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Clinton, Ling Sisters Headed Home

Aug. 4 2009, Published 8:00 a.m. ET

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TV host Lisa Ling's sister Laura has finally been freed after being imprisoned in North Korea, after entering the country illegally while reporting a story.

And who is to thank? Former President Bill Clinton.

Laura and Euna Lee were both reporters for Al Gore's Current TV and were initially sentenced to twelve years in prison. Their reprieve came from North Korean President Kim Jong II shortly after he met with Clinton.

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Clinton, the Ling sisters and Laura's colleague Euna Lee are all headed back to the US, where the Ling family is ecstatic to embrace their chldren.

"We are counting the seconds to hold Laura and Euna in our arms," the Ling family said in a statement.

Good thing they had friends in high places!

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