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December 4, 2016

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Peter Theo Curtis smiles as he talks with reporters outside his mother's home in Cambridge, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Curtis, a freelance reporter who wrote under the byline Theo Padnos and who had been held hostage for about two years in Syria, returned to the U.S. Tuesday.

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Peter Theo Curtis smiles as he talks with reporters outside his mother's home in Cambridge, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Curtis, a freelance reporter who wrote under the byline Theo Padnos and who had been held hostage for about two years in Syria, returned to the U.S. Tuesday.