American Detainee Released By North Korea

An American dad who was detained in North Korea in May after leaving a Bible at his hotel has been released and is on his way home, the White House announced on Tuesday, NBC News reported. Jeffrey Fowle, 56, was one of three U.S. citizens being held by the country. A military plane took Fowle out of North Korea and to an American facility in Guam. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said at a Tuesday evening press conference that he was examined by a doctor and "appears to be in good health." The State Department said in a statement: "While this is a positive decision by [North Korea], we remain focused on the continued detention of Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller."

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