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Former President Heads To North Korea

A former U.S. President is planning to head to North Korea Monday.

Officials said former President Jimmy Carter is on a humanitarian mission and plans to bring back an American citizen who has been held by the communist nation since January.

Aijalon Mahli Gomes was arrested and sentenced in April to eight years of hard labor for entering North Korea illegally and for an unspecified "hostile act."

U.S. officials said no American officials will travel with Carter.

An official said North Korea agreed to release Gomes if Carter came to bring him home.

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