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Seeking talks, Colombia lawmakers see jailed rebels

Colombian lawmakers took doctors to visit imprisoned rebels on Thursday, a gesture they hoped would nudge Marxist guerrillas toward talks on releasing 62 hostages, including three kidnapped U.S. contract workers. The FARC rebels on Thursday reiterated that the three Americans were alive in a communique addressed to U.S. notables including civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, film director Oliver Stone, and actor Denzel Washington, urging them to pressure Washington to back a prisoner exchange. Full Story

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