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Freed Journalist Back to Work

Just days after being released by Colombian paramilitary kidnappers, a Torrance writer was back at work this week, writing a magazine piece about his ordeal and preparing to go to Iraq in anticipation of U.S. military action. Robert Young Pelton, 47, author of the book “The World’s Most Dangerous Places,” and two other Americans returned home over the weekend after being held captive for 10 days along the Colombia-Panama border. One of them, Megan A. Smaker, said she has been rushing from one doctor’s office to another since returning home to Brentwood, Calif., in the Bay Area, to make sure she’s healthy. Smaker said she was feeling good. Full Story

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