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Bill Pugliano June 22, 2017

Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier, holding a press conference in Wyoming, Ohio, while wearing the jacket his son wore when he gave a forced confession in North Korea, June 15, 2017. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Israeli Cabinet approves Shalit deal

Israeli Cabinet approves Shalit deal

Miriam Alster October 12, 2011

Noam Shalit, father of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, reacts as he stands in a support tent calling for Gilad's release set up next to the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem. Oct 11, 2011. Israel and Gaza's Hamas Islamist rulers agreed to...

Former State Sen. Jeff Smith (center) leaves the 
federal courthouse downtown in August, 2009 after pleading guilty to conspiracy to obstruct of justice.  
File photo: Matt Mitgang

With his old life now history, Jeff Smith embarks on building a new one

BY JO MANNIES ST. LOUIS BEACON November 24, 2010

No more 4 a.m. telephone calls from a Federal Bureau of Prisons official verifying that he's home. Lots of time on his bicycle tooling around in the fresh air.Such are the seemingly trivial changes in the life of former state Sen. Jeff Smith that, for...

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