June 30, 2013 The WikiLeaks founder argues that the "NSA leaker" has exposed "mass unlawful interception" of individuals' phone calls and Internet messages. But key lawmakers made the case again Sunday that Edward Snowden should be returned to the U.S. to face prosecution.
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June 30, 2013 Germany's Der Spiegel says it has seen more documents obtained by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden. They allegedly show the U.S. has been eavesdropping on European Union offices. The White House has declined to comment.
June 28, 2013 The former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is a target of an investigation into the leak of classified information. Justice Department officials tell NPR that retired Marine Gen. James Cartwright has been told he's being investigated as part of a probe into the disclosure of a U.S. role in a covert cyber attack against an Iranian nuclear facility. That information was disclosed in a New York Times article in 2012.
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June 28, 2013 Washington is still trying to determine how much damage has been done as a result of Edward Snowden's revelations about NSA surveillance. Snowden allegedly encrypted the files he took with him, but some officials fear Chinese or Russian intelligence services gained access to Snowden's computers.
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June 27, 2013 The former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is under investigation for allegedly leaking classified information about a covert cyber attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, according to media reports.
June 27, 2013 Kremlin allies on Russia's Human Rights Council are having a field day with the case of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. They say the United States is seeking to punish Snowden for advocating government transparency and peoples' right to privacy. In short, after taking criticism from the U.S. over Russia's human rights for decades, Russia is taking the opportunity to dish it out to the U.S. Analysts in Moscow say that regardless of what information Snowden may provide to Russia, his propaganda value is huge.
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June 27, 2013 The Guardian newspaper has released a new leaked document that details how the National Security Agency, after Sept. 11, collected email records. The program targeted foreigners but included Americans. It ended in 2011.
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June 27, 2013 Gay spouses of service members have long been denied the substantial benefits available to heterosexual couples. Now, Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act means gay married couples can look forward to more equal treatment from the Pentagon.
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Journalists show passengers arriving at Russia's Sheremetyevo airport on Sunday an image of Edward Snowden.
June 26, 2013 The world has been thumbing its nose at the U.S. government as it seeks the extradition of Edward Snowden, who's accused of espionage for revealing U.S. surveillance programs.
June 26, 2013 Edward Snowden continues to pose diplomatic and security problems for the U.S. He captured world attention when he exposed U.S. surveillance methods he witnessed while working as a contractor for the National Security Agency.
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June 26, 2013 All this month, service members around the world are taking time out for training on how to prevent and respond to sexual assault. The move is a statement by the military that it's serious about addressing this problem.
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June 25, 2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the man who leaked secret U.S. documents about government surveillance programs is still in a Moscow airport transit lounge and is free to go wherever he wants. Putin is dismissing calls by the U.S. to send Edward Snowden home to face felony charges, saying Moscow had nothing to do with Snowden's travel plans. He also said Russia views Snowden as a human rights activist. Secretary of State John Kerry says he doesn't think there should be a confrontation with Russia over Snowden and says he's asking, not ordering, Russia to treat Snowden as a fugitive.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the presidential summer residence Kultaranta in Naantali, Finland on Tuesday.
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June 25, 2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected calls from the United States to arrest and extradite Edward Snowden.
June 25, 2013 Some argue that there's plenty of room in the military's budget for cutbacks, but others say that could lead to more threats. A group of experts go head to head on the issue for an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
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June 24, 2013 Edward Snowden is still on the run after admitting he leaked NSA secrets. He's believed to be in Russia still but his exact whereabouts are still unknown. On Monday, officials from Ecuador said Snowden has applied for asylum there. Ecuador is the same country that provided sanctuary for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for more than a year in its London Embassy. So what makes Ecuador a safe haven for self-proclaimed whistle blowers?
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