North Korea frees US man; two more still detained

Jeffrey Fowle was awaiting trial for his Christian evangelism, which is considered a crime in North Korea.

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There was no immediate explanation for the release of Jeffrey Fowle.

Police search vacant homes in Indiana following killings

Darren Vann, 43, was charged Monday in the strangulation death of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy.

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A 23-year-old Maryland man was in custody after he climbed over a White House fence and was swiftly apprehended.

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