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1 month ago

Britney Griner urges supporters to write to Paul Whelan

The WNBA star wrote a heartfelt open letter thanking fans for their support and urging them to write to Whelan, a former Marine left detained in Russia.
1 month ago
Britney Griner urges supporters to write to Paul Whelan
1 month ago

Brittney Griner pens thank you letter, urges supporters to write to Paul Whelan

Brittney Griner on Wednesday posted an open letter thanking fans for their support and urging them to write to Paul Whalen, an American detained in Russia.
1 month ago
Brittney Griner pens thank you letter, urges supporters to write to Paul Whelan
1 month ago

Brittney Griner breaks her silence

WNBA star Brittney Griner posted an emotional statement after being freed from prison in Russian and reuniting with her wife.
1 month ago
Brittney Griner breaks her silence
1 month ago

Brittney Griner speaks out for 1st time since being released from Russian prison

Brittney Griner thanked her family and friends and credited her faith for surviving her time in custody on Friday in her first comments since being released from Russia.
1 month ago
Brittney Griner speaks out for 1st time since being released from Russian prison
1 month ago

Brittney Griner's first statement since her release

Brittney Griner shared her first public statement since her release from captivity in Russia and thanked all those who helped her come home as she promised a return to basketball.
1 month ago
Brittney Griner's first statement since her release
1 month ago

Brittney Griner speaks out for 1st time since being released from Russia

In a post on Instagram, Griner said it felt good to be home and expressed gratitude to all who helped bring her back to the U.S.
1 month ago
Brittney Griner speaks out for 1st time since being released from Russia
1 month ago

Griner speaks out for first time since being released from Russian custody

ABC News' Alex Presha reports on WNBA star Brittney Griner's first public comments since being released from Russian prison, and on her plans to return to basketball.
1 month ago
Griner speaks out for first time since being released from Russian custody
1 month ago

Brittney Griner recuperating after return from Russia

The WNBA star has begun her recovery after returning to the U.S. following her detainment in Russia, officials said.
1 month ago
Brittney Griner recuperating after return from Russia
2 months ago

Diplomat who brought Brittney Griner home tells Paul Whelan: 'We haven't forgotten you'

Roger Carstens, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs who helped secure Brittney Griner’s release, said he told Paul Whelan: "We haven't forgotten you."
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Diplomat who brought Griner home tells Paul Whelan: 'We haven't forgotten you'
2 months ago

Brittney Griner in military medical facility after returning to US from Russian prison

The WNBA star was reunited with her wife Cherrelle after she was released from a Russian penal colony as a result of a prisoner swap with Russian for arms dealer Viktor Bout.
2 months ago
Brittney Griner in military medical facility after returning to US from Russian prison
2 months ago

New details on Brittney Griner’s return to US after Russian prisoner swap

The WNBA star remains in a military medical facility in San Antonio, Texas, where she is receiving treatment after nearly 300 days in Russian prison.
2 months ago
New details on Brittney Griner’s return to US after Russian prisoner swap
2 months ago

Brittney Griner’s road to recovery

The WNBA star’s agent says Griner is “doing really well” in her first weekend home since being released from imprisonment in Russia. ABC News’ Andrew Dymburt has the new details.
2 months ago
Brittney Griner’s road to recovery
2 months ago

Special presidential envoy speaks out on Brittney Griner's release

Roger Carstens, the U.S. special presidential envoy for hostage affairs, helped secure WNBA star Brittney Griner’s release from Russia.
2 months ago
Special presidential envoy speaks out on Brittney Griner's release
2 months ago

Brittney Griner continues reintegration processes on US soil after prison swap

The Biden administration faced some criticism for Griner's release. U.S Marine Paul Whelan's brother David Whelan said, "I think all Americans should be happy that Brittney Griner is home."
2 months ago
Brittney Griner continues reintegration processes on US soil after prison swap
2 months ago

Griner 'in very good spirits' but US isn't doing 'backflips' over freeing Russian arms dealer: Kirby

Brittney Griner is doing well while recovering in Texas after being freed from Russia and returning to the U.S. last week, John Kirby said on "This Week"
2 months ago
Griner 'in very good spirits' but US not doing 'backflips' over freeing arms dealer
2 months ago

Nobody doing ‘backflips’ over Viktor Bout going free: John Kirby

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz interviews White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby on “This Week.”
2 months ago
Nobody doing ‘backflips’ over Viktor Bout going free: John Kirby
2 months ago

US releases notorious arms dealer in prisoner swap for Brittney Griner

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz reports on the latest international headlines on “This Week.”
2 months ago
US releases notorious arms dealer in prisoner swap for Brittney Griner
2 months ago

Brittney Griner back in US and reunited with her wife

The WNBA star and her family are thanking everyone who facilitated her release from Russian detention after 10 months.
2 months ago
Brittney Griner back in US and reunited with her wife
2 months ago

Outpouring of support for WNBA superstar Brittney Griner

Brittney Griner is readjusting to a life of freedom in the U.S. following her release from a Russian prison.
2 months ago
Outpouring of support for WNBA superstar Brittney Griner
2 months ago

Brittney Griner back on US soil

The WNBA star has reunited with her wife after a prisoner swap as the White House faces backlash over release of the arms dealer.
2 months ago
Brittney Griner back on US soil
2 months ago

WNBA star Brittney Griner is back on US soil, reunites with wife

WNBA star Brittney Griner is back on U.S. soil and reunited with her wife after her 10-month ordeal as a Russian prisoner.
2 months ago
WNBA star Brittney Griner is back on US soil, reunites with wife
2 months ago

Griner in ‘good spirits’ in US after Russian prisoner swap

Griner was exchanged for notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout.
2 months ago
Plane believed to be carrying Griner lands in US
2 months ago

Sports columnist: WNBA will support Brittney Griner following release

ABC News contributor and sports columnist Christine Brennan reacts to Brittney Griner’s release and the significance of the WNBA’s ongoing support during the athlete’s time in a Russian prison.
2 months ago
Sports columnist: WNBA will support Brittney Griner following release
2 months ago

Senior CIA field operative gives insight on prisoner swap with Viktor Bout

ABC News contributor Darrell Blocker explains why Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout was on his radar during his time with the CIA and discusses the high-profile prisoner swap.
2 months ago
Senior CIA field operative gives insight on prisoner swap with Viktor Bout
2 months ago

How prisoner exchanges like Brittney Griner’s work

In order to secure Griner’s freedom, the White House had to return notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout to Russia— a move that has been criticized by some.
2 months ago
How prisoner exchanges like Brittney Griner’s work
2 months ago

New details on the deal that brought Brittney Griner home

Russia released the WNBA star from a Russian penal colony in exchange for arms dealer Viktor Bout.
2 months ago
New details on the deal that brought Brittney Griner home
2 months ago

White House celebrates Brittney Griner’s safe return home

With the WNBA star back in the states, the White House responds to criticism on the prisoner swap of Viktor Bout for Griner.
2 months ago
White House celebrates Brittney Griner’s safe return home
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Brittney Griner back on US soil after nearly 300 days in Russian prison

Griner will now undergo medical evaluation at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.
2 months ago
Brittney Griner back on US soil after nearly 300 days in Russian prison
2 months ago

What Griner’s release means for other Americans left behind

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz shares the reaction by imprisoned American Paul Whelan and his family after Brittney Griner’s release.
2 months ago
What Griner’s release means for other Americans left behind
2 months ago

New details on Brittney Griner’s prisoner swap

ABC News’ Mary Bruce reports on the secret negotiations between the U.S. and Russia to free the WNBA star and the difficult choices the Biden administration says it was forced to make.
2 months ago
New details on Brittney Griner’s prisoner swap
2 months ago

Former New Mexico governor played key role to secure Griner’s release

Bill Richardson, who traveled to Moscow multiple times over the past few months, shares insight and details of the negotiations behind Brittney Griner’s release from Russian prison.
2 months ago
Former New Mexico governor played key role to secure Griner’s release
2 months ago

Brittney Griner lands on US soil after prison release

Griner’s plane landed at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, on Friday morning, where she was then brought to Brooke Army Medical Center to start the “reintegration” program.
2 months ago
Brittney Griner lands on US soil after prison release
2 months ago

How basketball stars rallied for Brittney Griner during her detention in Russia

Throughout Brittney Griner's detention in Russia, top WNBA and NBA stars rallied for her on and off the court, putting pressure on the White House to secure her release.
2 months ago
Basketball stars celebrate Brittney Griner's release: 'She is coming home'
2 months ago

Britney Griner freed from Russian custody

Britney Griner is on her way home following months of detainment following a prisoner exchange with a notorious Russian criminal.
2 months ago
Britney Griner freed from Russian custody
2 months ago

Notorious Russian arms dealer released in prisoner swap for Brittney Griner

Notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout has been released in a prisoner swap in exchange for WNBA star Brittney Griner, and is now back in Russia.
2 months ago
Notorious Russian arms dealer released in prisoner swap for Brittney Griner
2 months ago

WNBA star Brittney Griner is released in prisoner swap

After 294 days of detention, WNBA star Brittney Griner has been freed from detention in a penal colony in Russia, with Griner boarding a plane to the U.S.
2 months ago
WNBA star Brittney Griner is released in prisoner swap
2 months ago

Brittney Griner released from Russia in prisoner swap

ABC News' Mary Bruce reports on the Biden administration securing the release of WNBA superstar Brittney Griner from Russia following her 294-day detention.
2 months ago
Brittney Griner released from Russia in prisoner swap
2 months ago

Reactions to Brittney Griner's release from wife Cherelle, WNBA and former coaches

WNBA star Brittney Griner was released from Russia on Dec. 8, 10 months after she was first detained, in a prisoner swap for an international arms dealer.
2 months ago
Reactions to Brittney Griner's release from wife Cherelle, WNBA and former coaches
2 months ago

Brittney Griner freed from Russian custody in prisoner swap

The latest on WNBA star Brittney Griner’s release from a Russian penal colony in a prisoner swap for arms dealer Viktor Bout, including US lawmaker reaction.
2 months ago
Brittney Griner freed from Russian custody in prisoner swap
2 months ago

Brittney Griner boards plane in Russia before heading back to US

The video from Russian state media shows the WNBA star before she was released into U.S. custody.
2 months ago
Brittney Griner boards plane in Russia before heading back to US
2 months ago

Blinken on Griner’s ‘wrongful detention’

Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the prisoner exchange that brought professional basketball player Brittney Griner home from Russia.
2 months ago
Blinken on Griner’s ‘wrongful detention’
2 months ago

A timeline of Brittney Griner's detention in Russia

The WNBA star was released from Russia in a prisoner exchange program 10 months after she was arrested.
2 months ago
A timeline of Brittney Griner's detention in Russia
2 months ago

Brittney Griner released from Russian prison

After the WNBA star was released from Russia in a prisoner swap for arms dealer Viktor Bout, "The View" co-hosts discuss how this move impacts fellow American Paul Whelan.
2 months ago
Brittney Griner released from Russian prison
2 months ago

Brittney Griner release: How the White House says it happened

The White House offered more details on Thursday about how President Joe Biden and U.S. officials were able to secure WNBA star Brittney Griner's return from Russia.
2 months ago
Brittney Griner release: How the White House says it happened
2 months ago

Brittney Griner freed from custody in Russian prisoner swap

ABC News contributor Mike Muse joins us to discuss Brittany Griner’s prison swap and what a possible return to the WNBA could look like.
2 months ago
Brittney Griner freed from custody in Russian prisoner swap
2 months ago

WNBA commissioner ‘overjoyed’ after Griner release

WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert discussed how she felt upon hearing the news of Brittney Griner’s release from a Russian prison.
2 months ago
WNBA commissioner ‘overjoyed’ after Griner release
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Brittany Griner ‘in good spirits’ after being freed from Russia: Official

President Joe Biden announced Griner’s return with her wife Cherrelle, who said, "today my family is whole."
2 months ago
Brittany Griner ‘in good spirits’ after being freed from Russia: Official
2 months ago

Arizona congressman reacts to release of Brittney Griner from Russia

“Today’s a beautiful day for Brittney Griner, for Charrelle, for the Phoenix community, ” said Arizona Rep. Greg Stanton about Griner’s return home.
2 months ago
Arizona congressman reacts to release of Brittney Griner from Russia
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DEA agent involved in Viktor Bout investigation says he's 'disgusted' by Bout's release after Brittney Griner swap

The DEA agent who was involved in the investigation that led to Viktor Bout's conviction said he's 'disgusted' by Bout's release after swap made for Brittney Griner.
2 months ago
Agent involved in Viktor Bout investigation says he's 'disgusted' by Bout's release
2 months ago

Griner freed from Russian penal colony in prisoner swap

The United States exchanged convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to secure WNBA star Brittney Griner’s release.
2 months ago
Griner freed from Russian penal colony in prisoner swap