Released North Korea detainees return to the U.S.

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The last two Americans detained in North Korea are back on U.S. soil today.

Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller arrived in Tacoma, Washington late last night.

North Korea released them on humanitarian grounds.

The Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, flew to Pyongyang on a secret mission to secure their release yesterday.

Bae thanked everyone who played a part in getting him home.

"I just also want to thank President Obama and all the people at the State Departments; they working tirelessly, hard to get me released as well.  And also, I'd like to thank the DPRK, North Korean government as well, allowed me to go home and come home and be united with our family and for the loved people," Bae said.

Bae spent two years in custody.  Miller was held for seven months.

Miller chose not to speak with the media.

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