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US urges China to free Nobel dissident's wife

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is calling for China to release the wife of imprisoned Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo (lee-OO' show-BOH') from house arrest. Liu Xia made rare appearance Tuesday, leaving the Beijing apartment where she has been held for 2 1/2 years to attend her brother's trial. She shouted to onlookers: "I'm not free." In Washington on Wednesday, State Department spokesman Patrick...