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As detention extended, State Dept pushes to see Brittney Griner

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) - The State Department says it is still pushing to have regular contact with WNBA star Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia for nearly three months.A consular official was able to meet with Griner last week, when her pre-trial detention in Russia was extended for one month. The Texas-native has been detained — wrongfully, U.S. officials have said — since February, after vape cartridges containing oil derived from cannabis were allegedly found in her luggage at an airport in Moscow.The NBA also weighed in on the matter Tuesday, with Commissioner Adam Silver saying in a...
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