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Colombian rebel hostage killed in rescue attempt

A Colombian businessman kidnapped by leftist rebels died in a military rescue attempt on Thursday, illustrating the dilemma the government faces over thousands of hostages languishing in secret guerrilla jails. The death of Diego Mejia hit a nerve in Colombia, where French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt and three Americans are among captives held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. Full Story

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