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American hiker arrives in U.S.


NEW YORK (WKOW) -- The American hiker freed after being detained in Iran for more than a year has returned to the United States.

She arrived Sunday morning on her way to New York for a news conference later Sunday, according to a spokeswoman.

Shourd, her fiance and a friend were accused of being spies after allegedly crossing into Iran.

Shourd was released Tuesday for health reasons. Officials in Oman mediated a $500,000 bail.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is also expected in New York on Sunday.

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