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U.S. Navy Frees Captain, Kills Somali Pirates

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A dangerous stand off that drew world attention ended this morning when Richard Phillips, the kidnapped captain of a cargo vessel hijacked by Somali pirates, was freed after days in captivity. Following a brief gun battle, the U.S. Navy rescued Phillips unharmed, killing a reported three pirates in the process.

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