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Hostage Families Face Tough Choices

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Hostage Families Face Tough Choices

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Hostage Families Face Tough Choices

Hostage Families Face Tough Choices

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The State Department says as many as five American civilians could be hostages in Iraq. The U.S. government's policy is not to negotiate with hostage-takers — or draw attention to them. Each of their families is left with a tough choice: keep a low profile and hope for the best or try to bring attention to their loved one's plight.