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North Korea detains 85-year-old US war veteran, son says

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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean officials detained an 85-year-old American veteran of the Korean War last month as he sat in a plane set to leave the country, the man's son said. A uniformed North Korean officer boarded the plane Oct. 26 and asked Merrill Newman, a tourist from Palo Alto, Calif., for his passport before telling a flight attendant that Newman had to leave the plane, the...