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Brittney Griner urges the return of U.S. detainees abroad at NAACP Image Awards

In one of her first public appearances since her release from a Russian prison, Griner took the stage to thank everyone for their support and to remind the audience of those still detained abroad.

Sports | Sports

Brittney Griner says she'll play in the upcoming WNBA season

In her first public statement since being freed from Russia, the two-time Olympic gold medalist says she'll play for her team, the Phoenix Mercury, when the season starts in May.

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Viktor Bout, the arms dealer the US swapped for Brittney Griner, joins Russian ultranationalist party and could run for parliament

The Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout returned home last week after a prisoner exchange for American WNBA star Brittney Griner.

Miscellaneous | Opinion

Brittney Griner is free from Russia. Why are some people booing?

Salt Lake City is notoriously vicious toward Black athletes, but these jeers were something else.

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PODCAST | The Democrats' Bad Trades & Expulsion

Listen now (29 min) | Before I get into how the DNC tossed two-time loser Stacey Abrams under the bus, this week, I need to address the horrific prisoner swap executed by the Biden administration. I've been writing and speaking a lot lately about cul

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Who is Viktor Bout? Russian arms dealer known as the "Merchant of Death" swapped for Brittney Griner

The Russian arms dealer has been released from U.S. prison in a one-for-one swap to free WNBA star Brittney Griner, a U.S. official confirmed.

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Biden vows to bring longtime detainee Paul Whelan home from Russia too

The former U.S. Marine has been held in Russia since 2018. As supporters celebrate Brittney Griner's release, they — Whelan himself included — are wondering why he was left behind.

Miscellaneous | Opinion

Opinion | Why these MAGA faithful refuse to celebrate Brittney Griner's release

Conservatives are obsessed with a patriotism litmus test rigged against Black Americans.

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Who is Viktor Bout, the prisoner the U.S. may trade for Brittney Griner?

Bout is a Russian who was the world's most notorious arms dealer in the 1990s and early 2000s. He's serving a 25-year prison sentence in Illinois, but could be freed as part of a U.S.-Russia swap.