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    Otto Warmbier Dies Days After North Korean Release

    He’s “completed his journey home.” So said the family of Otto Warmbier, 22, who died today of unknown causes — one week after his release following 17 months in a North Korean prison. Arrested in January 2016 while on a tour, he was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment for allegeldy stealing a sign, and went comatose after his March trial, arriving unresponsive with brain damage in Ohio last Tuesday. In a statement, the president and first lady said the administration is determined to “prevent such tragedies” at the hands of regimes that don’t respect “basic human decency.”

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