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William Worthy dies at 92; journalist challenged U.S. policies
William Worthy dies at 92; journalist challenged U.S. policies

Ignoring Cold War restrictions, journalist William Worthy had traveled to the Soviet Union in 1955 and made a news broadcast from Moscow, a rare opportunity for an American reporter. So the following year, when Communist China invited him on a month-long reporting trip, he quickly accepted. He crossed the border from Hong Kong on Christmas Eve 1956, becoming the first American journalist to enter China in seven years, according to Time magazine. But his trip violated travel restrictions set by the U.S. State Department: It revoked his passport, setting off a legal battle that made headlines across the country. Worthy, who again challenged U.S. policies when he went to Cuba without a...

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