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Diplomatic And Legal Twists In NSA Leaker Case

Former government contractor Edward Snowden fled Hong Kong and arrived in Moscow yesterday. His flight was aided by the whistle-blower web site Wikileaks. Snowden’s ultimate destination is unknown, but the government of Ecuador confirmed he has requested asylum there. The U.S. has charged Snowden with three felonies: two counts of espionage and one of theft. His passport was revoked on Saturday and a warrant was issued for his request. Diane and her guests discuss the latest on Snowden’s flight and what it means for relations between the U.S. and Russia, China, and any country that ends up taking him in.


'Tis The Season For Coming Attractions: What To Watch For At The Multiplex

NPR film critic Bob Mondello offers a selective preview of the likely blockbusters and Oscar contenders that Hollywood has in store for the end of the year.

Swapping The Street For The Orchard, City Dwellers Take Their Pick Of Fruit

Urban foragers don't just pick their meals from the trash; many eat only the finest, freshest produce — picked from city trees. The League of Urban Canners harvests fruit from trees to make jam.

Reconsidering The Pilgrims, Piety And America's Founding Principles

Conservatives who want to emphasize America's Christian roots embrace the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. But some historians say their role in the country's founding is overstated.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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