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Xiyue Wang was freed from Iran after being held prisoner for three years and was released in December 2019 in a prisoner swap between Iran and the U.S. Iranian authorities sentenced Wang in 2017 to 10 years in prison for espionage. But the officials who interrogated him over the years didn't seem to care much about what he did or didn't know, according to Wang. Hannah Yoon for NPR hide caption

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Released From Iranian Prison, U.S. Student Xiyue Wang Says He Was Held As A 'Hostage'

The U.S. citizen spent more than three years in an Iranian prison. He tells NPR that Iranian authorities "told me quite explicitly just that 'we need a deal with America.' "

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Workers line up to enter a Tyson Foods pork processing plant last month in Logansport, Ind. Some of the worst workplace coronavirus outbreaks have been in the meatpacking industry. Major meatpackers JBS USA, Smithfield Foods and Tyson have said worker safety is their highest priority. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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Xiyue Wang was freed from Iran after being held prisoner for three years and was released in December 2019 in a prisoner swap between Iran and the U.S. Iranian authorities sentenced Wang in 2017 to 10 years in prison for espionage. But the officials who interrogated him over the years didn't seem to care much about what he did or didn't know, according to Wang. Hannah Yoon for NPR hide caption

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Released From Iranian Prison, U.S. Student Xiyue Wang Says He Was Held As A 'Hostage'

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Music Teacher's 'Weekend' Project Turns Into Almost 40,000 Face Shields

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Luann Thibodeau recently celebrated her 40th anniversary with her husband, Jeff. They ate dinner from Olive Garden while she remained on the other side of his nursing room window. The Thibodeaus have not been in the same room since mid-March when visitors were banned from nursing homes to slow the spread of the coronavirus. JerSean Golatt for NPR hide caption

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Banned From Nursing Homes, Families See Shocking Decline In Their Loved Ones

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