WNBA star pleads to Biden for her release from Russia

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ABC News published this video item, entitled “WNBA star pleads to Biden for her release from Russia” – below is their description.

Brittney Griner, who has been detained for more than 100 days in Russia, wrote an impassioned plea to President Joe Biden for help as the White House said her release is a priority.

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