State Dept warns against all travel to N. Korea amid rumor of tourist arrest

Travel warning comes one day before rumor of second American arrested in North Korea
November 20th, 2013
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UPDATE 4:44PM GMT: The elderly man arrested in North Korea has been identified by the San Jose Mercury News as Merrill Newman, 85, from Palo Alto.

“Sources say North Korean authorities removed Merrill Newman, 85, from the plane on which he was to leave the country on Oct. 26. Newman and a neighbor visited the

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