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Brittney Griner released from Russian custody after high-profile prisoner swap

The WNBA star was freed Thursday after the Biden administration negotiated her release from a Russian penal colony in exchange for Viktor Bout, an arms dealer known as the “Merchant of Death." Griner's release marks one of the most high-profile prisoner swaps between Moscow and Washington since the Cold War.

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