Deadline Looms for American Hostage in Saudi Arabia

Kidnappers say they will kill American defense worker Paul Johnson if the Saudi government does not free hundreds of arrested terrorist suspects by Friday. Johnson is the latest victim in a string of attacks in Saudi Arabia that have left dozens of Westerners dead and shaken the Saudi government. NPR's Mike Shuster reports.



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