Journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee returned to the U.S. today after former President Bill Clinton's visit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il yesterday. The two women were imprisoned for four months. After returning to the U.S., Ling spoke about her surprise at seeing Clinton:

"We were shocked but we knew instantly in our hearts that the nightmare of our lives was finally coming to an end and now we stand here home and free."

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--Elise Foley