Amy Poehler's Advice To Girls

Glamour's Women of the Year Awards highlight video (after the jump) features Bill Clinton, Rihanna, and Maya Angelou, but the best line is Amy Poehler's: "Girls, if boys say something that's not funny, you don't have to laugh." [Salon] » 11/10/09 3:30pm 11/10/09 3:30pm

Ling, Lee Reveal They Were Captured In China, Not North Korea

Nearly a month after their release from North Korea, Laura Ling and Euna Lee are claiming that they were captured on Chinese soil after spending only "a minute" in North Korea. They also thank their supporters in a video. » 9/02/09 11:00am 9/02/09 11:00am

Imprisoned Journalists Return To U.S. In Emotional Reunion

After 4 1/2 months of imprisonment in North Korea, Laura Ling and Euna Lee have arrived on American soil (see video at left). To hear the media tell it, Hillary Clinton should be totally pissed off. » 8/05/09 9:30am 8/05/09 9:30am

Is The Release of Euna Lee And Laura Ling Imminent? (Updated)

ABC News reports that former President Bill Clinton met this afternoon in North Korea with imprisoned journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling and that they might be released tonight or tomorrow. Update: They have been released. [ABC News, MSNBC] » 8/04/09 2:30pm 8/04/09 2:30pm

Lisa Ling Expresses Fear, Hope For Sister's Release

"The ridiculous optimist in me was hoping they would show leniency and just let the girls go. That obviously wasn't the case. I still can't believe it's going on." — Lisa Ling, on sister Laura's imprisonment in North Korea. [Sactown] » 8/04/09 1:30pm 8/04/09 1:30pm

President Clinton In N. Korea To Negotiate Journalists' Release

Bill Clinton arrived in North Korea today to negotiate the release of imprisoned American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee. Some say his visit all but assures their release, while others are more skeptical. » 8/04/09 9:30am 8/04/09 9:30am

Zoo Renames "Obama" Monkey • Apology Might Secure Journalists' Release

Responding to criticism from the Initiative for Black Germans, the Dresden Zoo has changed the name of one of its baby mandrills from "Obama" to "Okeke" — unfortunately, also a common African surname. • » 7/10/09 5:30pm 7/10/09 5:30pm

Detained Journalists Still In Guesthouse, Not Labor Camp

Laura Ling and Euna Lee have not been sent to a North Korean labor camp, as their sentence dictates. Instead, they're being held at a guesthouse in Pyongyang, which may bode well for their early release. [AP, via NYT] » 7/10/09 1:30pm 7/10/09 1:30pm

Detained Journalist Makes Contact, And Michael Jackson Wanted To Help

Yesterday, journalist Lisa Ling received a third phone call from her sister Laura, now imprisoned in North Korea for 114 days, and a friend of Michael Jackson says the King of Pop wished he could help Laura and Euna Lee. » 7/09/09 9:30am 7/09/09 9:30am

Is Calling Detained Adult Journalists "Girls" A Calculated Move?

Though Laura Ling and Euna Lee, the American journalists imprisoned in North Korea, are 32 and 36 respectively, Ling's sister Lisa keeps referring to them as "girls" during her media appearances. (Mashup clip at left.) » 6/17/09 1:40pm 6/17/09 1:40pm

Friends, Family, Roxana Saberi Speak Out About Ling And Lee

As imprisoned journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee await negotiations that will hopefully secure their release from North Korea, friends and family speak out on their character, and formerly detained journalist Roxana Saberi offers some advice. » 6/11/09 5:00pm 6/11/09 5:00pm

Women Who Flee North Korea Face Forced Marriage, Deportation,…

The imprisonment of Laura Ling and Euna Lee has drawn attention to a subject they were investigating when they were captured — the plight of North Korean women who flee to China. » 6/10/09 1:40pm 6/10/09 1:40pm

Hillary Clinton Asks North Korea To Deport Ling And Lee

Hillary Clinton has asked North Korea to return imprisoned journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee to the US. Some think clemency is more likely for these Americans than for the North Koreans in the regime's labor camps. [Independent, TimesOnline] » 6/09/09 12:20pm 6/09/09 12:20pm

American Journalists Sentenced To 12 Years Hard Labor

Laura Ling and Euna Lee, the American journalists accused of entering North Korea, have been sentenced to twelve years of "reform through labor" — but many hope they will be released sooner. » 6/08/09 9:30am 6/08/09 9:30am

Trial Of Laura Ling, Euna Lee Begins In North Korea

The trial of Laura Ling and Seung-Eun (Euna) Lee, American journalists whom North Korea accuses of crossing into its territory, has begun. » 6/04/09 9:30am 6/04/09 9:30am

Katie Prepares Princeton Grads For Harsh Reality • Laura Ling, Euna Lee…

Katie Couric to Princeton's female grads: "There is no more challenging, rewarding or important job than being a mom. I just want to say this — sometimes dreams of domestic bliss are interrupted by reality. People get divorced. People die. You need to protect yourself." How inspiring. • » 6/02/09 5:30pm 6/02/09 5:30pm

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