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Families of Americans held abroad team up to pressure Biden

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By Humeyra Pamuk (Reuters) – Families of U.S. citizens detained abroad are stepping up pressure on President Joe Biden to intervene to try to free them – some held by adversaries including Russia, China and Iran – but his administration has struggled to outline a strategy. Saying that quiet lobbying of the administration has produced only limited results, the families have begun to collectively raise their voices to urge Biden to make the issue a higher priority and for the U.S. officials to take steps such as arranging further prisoner swaps with foreign governments. Two Americans detained ov…

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