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    American Student Dies Days After North Korean Release

    He’s “completed his journey home.” So said the family of Otto Warmbier, 22, who died Monday of unknown causes a week after his release from a North Korean prison. Arrested in January 2016 while on a tour, Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years for allegedly stealing a sign. He arrived “unresponsive” with brain damage in Ohio last Tuesday after what Pyongyang called a 15-month coma. President Donald Trump called Warmbier’s death a “disgrace,” but with North Korea already sanctioned and isolated, there’s little short of war that America can do.

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