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RESTRICTIONS/SHOTLIST:GRINER - ASSOCIATED PRESSSan Antonio, Texas - 9 December 20221. Plane lands, Griner gets offVIKTOR BOUT - ASSOCIATED PRESSBangkok - 22 Sept 20082. Various of Viktor Bout after being arrested in ThailandMORE BOUT - US GOVERNMENT HANDOUTARCHIVE: Westchester County, New York - 16 November 20103. Viktor Bout in handcuffsPAUL WHELAN - ASSOCIATED PRESSMoscow - 15 June 20204. STILL Paul Whelan in jail cellHOUSE GAY MARRIAGE VOTE - HOUSE TVWashington, DC - 8 December 20225. Gay Marriage VoteTWITTER JANITORS - ASSOCIATED PRESSSan Francisco – 8 December 20226 . Picketers outside Twitter headquartersSTORYLINE: This is AP NewsMinute.Basketball star Brittney Griner has returned to the United States.She landed in San Antonio early Friday morning.---Basketball star Brittney Griner is expected back in the United States sometime Friday morning.She was freed from a Russian prison in exchange for the U-S releasing notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. ---The Russian Foreign ministry confirmed that Bout was flown home to Russia.The U-S did not win freedom for a second American, Paul Whelan, who has been in jail in Russia for four years.---Legislation that requires all states to recognize same-sex marriages got final approval from the U-S House on Thursday.39 Republicans joined Democrats to vote for the bill.President Biden said he'll sign it quickly.---Janitors who used to work at Twitter are picketing outside its headquarters, demanding their jobs back.The workers claim they were unjustly fired after Elon Musk took over.Union representatives also voiced concern that some of the janitors may not have received their last paychecks.Jennifer King, The Associated Press, with AP NewsMinute.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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