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Biden says UAE facilitated Griner release

U.S. President Joe biden walks to deliver his remarks during a visit to TSMC AZ's first Fab (Semiconductor Fabrication Plant) in P1A (Phase 1A), in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. December 6, 2022. (Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

President Joe Biden said Thursday that the United Arab Emirates facilitated Brittney Griner's release from Russia in a prisoner swap.

Biden thanked the UAE "for helping us facilitate Brittney's return, because that's where she landed" en route back to the United States.

Biden said the basketball star would be back home within 24 hours.

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President Joe Biden said Thursday that the United Arab Emirates facilitated Brittney Griner's release from Russia in a prisoner swap.

Biden thanked the UAE "for helping us facilitate Brittney's return, because that's where she landed" en route back to the United States. Biden said the basketball star would be back home within 24 hours.This is a breaking...