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Somali Pirates Hold U.S. Captain

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Somali Pirates Hold U.S. Captain

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Somali Pirates Hold U.S. Captain

Somali Pirates Hold U.S. Captain

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The crew of a U.S.-flagged ship that was seized by pirates Wednesday off the coast of Somalia retook the vessel, but the ship's captain is still being held hostage. It is the first such hostage-taking incident involving Americans in more than 200 years.