Listen: Franken in Laos
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Senator Al Franken is in Southeast Asia where he says Laotian officials prevented him from seeing first-hand how 4,500 forcibly repatriated Hmong refugees there are living. Minnesota has one of the largest Hmong populations in the nation. Franken traveled to Laos to check on the refugees and their living conditions. Franken told reporters on a conference call that he did meet with about 150 refugees and got a helicopter tour but Franken says that's not enough.

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