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U.S. citizen Merrill Newman, 85, reads a document that North Korean authorities say was an apology that Mr. Newman wrote and read on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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In this Nov. 9, 2013 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed Nov. 30, 2013 by the Korea News Service, U.S. citizen Merrill Newman, 85, applies his thumb print to a document which North Korean authorities say was an apology which Newman wrote and read in North Korea. Newman, an avid traveler and retired finance executive, was taken off a plane Oct. 26 by North Korean authorities while preparing to leave the country after a 10-day tour. (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS) JAPAN OUT UNTIL 14 DAYS AFTER THE DAY OF TRANSMISSION

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U.S. citizen Merrill Newman, 85, reads a document that North Korean authorities say was an apology that Mr. Newman wrote and read on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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In this Nov. 9, 2013 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed Nov. 30, 2013 by the Korea News Service, U.S. citizen Merrill Newman, 85, applies his thumb print to a document which North Korean authorities say was an apology which Newman wrote and read in North Korea. Newman, an avid traveler and retired finance executive, was taken off a plane Oct. 26 by North Korean authorities while preparing to leave the country after a 10-day tour. (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS) JAPAN OUT UNTIL 14 DAYS AFTER THE DAY OF TRANSMISSION