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Laura Ling is the sister of talk show host Lisa Ling.
She's a journalist that crossed the border of North Korea in March 2009 and is now in major trouble for it. In June, Laura Ling was sentenced to a dozen years in prison. She's accused of "hostile acts."
Ling works as a reporter for former Vice President Al Gore's San Francisco-based media outlet Current TV. The U.S. is still working to her her released and sent home.