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Anderson Cooper 360º: WNBA star Brittney Griner released from Russian detention

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Thought Leader: Anderson Cooper
December 9, 2022

WNBA star is heading home after she was released from Russian detention in a prisoner swap for convicted arms dealer Viktor Bout. Griner has been in a Russian jail for nearly ten months. Her wife, Cherelle Griner, thanked President Biden and said the “most important emotion” she has right now is “just sincere gratitude.” John Kirby is the White House National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications. He tells Anderson Cooper how the deal came together to get Griner home. Plus, CNN Royal Correspondent Max Foster gives AC360 a look at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new Netflix series and how the British royal family is reacting.

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