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Secretary of State: Don't count on North Korea breakthrough

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she isn't counting on a breakthrough in relations with North Korea now that two American journalists have been freed.

But she held out hope the North Koreans would be willing to return to six-party talks about ending that nation's nuclear program.

Clinton told NBC's "Today" show on Wednesday that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, agreed to the visit after the North Koreans sent word through the detained journalists and their families that his visit "would be the best way to assure their release."

Bill Clinton and the two journalists, Euna Lee and Laura Ling, were flying back to the United States today. The two women have been pardoned by North Korea.


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