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By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA National News Correspondent 

Brittney Griner Freed


December 15, 2022

After 294 days in Russian custody, including the past several weeks in a dreaded and dangerous penal colony, WNBA star Brittney Griner is free.

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met with Griner's wife at the White House, where they spoke with the basketball player on the telephone.

"She's safe. She's on a plane. She is on her way home," Biden declared.

The Biden administration secured Griner's release after agreeing to a one-for-one prisoner swap that saw the president commute the 25-year sentence of notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.

The White House said it would co...

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