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A man convicted years ago of taking hostages at a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office in 2007 has been arrested in a New Hampshire bank robbery

 


Hostage since September 2015 was killed by Islamic militant group Abu Sayyaf on June 13

Canadian national Robert Hall, right, and Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad, left, are shown in this undated picture released to local media. Islamist militant group, Abu Sayyaf, executed Hall on  June 13.

Canadian national Robert Hall, right, and Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad, left, are shown in this undated picture released to local media. Islamist militant group, Abu Sayyaf, executed Hall on June 13. (Reuters)


EgyptAir hijacker in custody, all passengers evacuated, officials say

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Mali hotel attack: 3 dead after gunmen take captives at Radisson Blu in Bamako


Police confirm multiple fatalities as questions surround suspected gunman, an Iranian-born extremist with a long rap sheet


Peter Theo Curtis held captive for 2 years by al-Qaida affiliate

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Richard Phillips captured by pirates in 2009

BOURNE, Mass. — Richard Phillips, whose real-life ordeal as a hostage of Somali pirates was the subject of the movie “Captain Phillips,” has been selected to address graduates at Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s commencement.

Phillips, a graduate of the college, will also receive an honorary degree at the June 21 ceremony.

Phillips was captain of the commercial vessel Maersk Alabama when it was captured by pirates in 2009. He was held in a lifeboat for several days before Navy SEAL snipers killed three pirates.

School president Rear Adm. Richard Gurnon also invited actor Tom Hanks — who portrayed Phillips in the movie — to graduation, but due to scheduling conflicts he couldn’t make it.

Gurnon tells the Cape Cod Times that Phillips has a “quiet confidence” and “genuine appeal to young people.”