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What motivated Edward Snowden to leak NSA secrets? Bryan Burrough, Suzanna Andrews and Sarah Ellison explore Snowden's background in an article for Vanity Fair. The Guardian/Getty Images hide caption

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Edward Snowden: From 'Geeky' Drop-Out To NSA Leaker

What motivated the former NSA contractor to divulge carefully guarded NSA secrets? A new Vanity Fair article takes a look back at the "kid from the Maryland suburbs."

What motivated Edward Snowden to leak NSA secrets? Bryan Burrough, Suzanna Andrews and Sarah Ellison explore Snowden's background in an article for Vanity Fair. The Guardian/Getty Images hide caption

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Edward Snowden: From 'Geeky' Dropout To NSA Leaker

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Crime writer Giorgio Scerbanenco was born in Kiev in 1911, grew up in Rome and worked for decades as a journalist in Milan. Olycom/Melville House hide caption

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Exploring Life's Incurable Soiledness With The Father Of Italian Noir

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