TRUMP GETS AL­LEGED SHOPLIFTERS OUT OF JAIL

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MANILA — U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump said yes­ter­day he sought the help of Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping in the case of three UCLA bas­ket­ball play­ers de­tained in China on sus­pi­cion of shoplift­ing last week, and said he hoped they could come home soon.

“What they did was un­for­tu­nate,” Trump told re­porters in Manila. He said the trio could have faced long prison sen­tences, and de­scribed Xi’s re­sponse as “ter­rific”.

The three stu­dents were re­leased last Wed­nes­day, but are barred from leav­ing China and con­fined to a lux­ury ho­tel in Hangzhou pend­ing le­gal pro­ceed­ings.

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