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Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, a libertarian Republican, says recent surveillance leaks have "brought home" libertarian ideas. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Amid Struggle For 'Soul' Of GOP, Libertarians Take Limelight

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The National Security Agency headquarters at Fort Meade, Md. Saul Loeb/Getty Images hide caption

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Edward Snowden has chosen where to live in Russia, which granted him asylum Thursday, his lawyer said. Here, Snowden is seen at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on July 12. At left is WikiLeaks' Sarah Harrison. Courtesy of Human Rights Watch hide caption

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A Russian state service in charge of safeguarding Kremlin communications is reportedly looking to purchase an array of old-fashioned typewriters to prevent leaks from computer hardware. John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An image of the site promoting Def Con 21, a large annual gathering of hackers in Las Vegas. The meeting's leader is asking federal workers to stay away from this year's event. Def Con hide caption

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More than half of Americans in a new Quinnipiac University national poll see former National Security Agency contract worker Edward Snowden, who spilled secrets about the NSA's surveillance programs, as a whistle-blower, not a traitor. Ole Spata /DPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (right) and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro stand in front of a picture of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, during a summit in Managua on June 29. Inti Ocon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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