Alan Rusbridger said today that he will step down as editor in chief of the Guardian next summer. Rusbridger oversaw the U.K. newspaper's publication of Edward Snowden's leak of classified material. Alastair Grant/AP hide caption

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The Associated Press reports that the U.S. knew the British government would oversee the destruction of hard drives held by the Guardian newspaper that contained sensitive information. Raphael Satter/AP hide caption

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A young girl holds up a cutout image of Edward Snowden's face at the start of a rally in support of the NSA leaker over the weekend in Hong Kong. Jessica Hromas/Getty Images hide caption

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as he arrived at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court, in south-east London, earlier today (Feb. 8, 2011). Ben Stansall /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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