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White House urges Russia to accept ‘substantial offer’ on freeing Brittney Griner

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The White House urged Moscow Thursday to accept its offer of a deal for the release of basketball star Brittney Griner and another American citizen, after Griner was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison on drug charges.

“We have made a substantial offer to bring her and Paul Whelan home. We urge Russia to accept that proposal,” said White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre.

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