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Texan basketball star Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years after being found guilty in Russian drug case

Griner’s allies remain hopeful President Joe Biden will secure a prisoner swap, much like he did earlier this year with another Texan, ex-Marine Trevor Reed.

U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner, who was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport and later charged with illegal possession of cannabis, before receiving the verdict in a court hearing in Khimki, outside Moscow, Russia, on Aug. 4, 2022.

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