Detained WNBA star Griner unable to speak to wife due to logistical issue -State Dept

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner, detained in Russia for months, was not able to speak to her wife as scheduled due to a logistical error compounded by Russia’s restrictions on the U.S. embassy’s operations in Moscow, the State Department said on Tuesday. “We deeply regret that Brittney Griner was unable to speak to her wife over the weekend because of a logistical error,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price said, adding that the call has been rescheduled. The Associated Press on Tuesday reported that Griner tried to call her wife nearly a dozen times through the…

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