U.S. envoy: No guarantee N.Korea will free jailed Lynnwood man

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Bob King, the U.S. special envoy for North Korean human rights issues, talks with Japanese National Public Safety Commission Chairman Keiji Furuya in Tokyo Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2013. King, the senior U.S. envoy who will travel to North Korea later this week, said Wednesday that he plans to strongly appeal for the release of an American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor by the authoritarian state but added that Washington has received no guarantees from Pyongyang the ailing man will be freed. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)