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Wife of Calif. man imprisoned in Vietnam invited to State of the Union speech

LOS ANGELES - She hardly sleeps and when she does, her children often lie near her, fearing someone "could take them away - or take me away."

Helen Nguyen is the wife of Michael Phuong Minh Nguyen, an Orange County resident who has been imprisoned in Vietnam since July. He was arrested while touring the country and is under investigation for "actions" to overthrow the government.

But Helen Nguyen said her husband is an "ordinary man," the main caretaker of their four daughters

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