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NSA Revelations Reverberate Through Europe

This weekend, an article in the German news magazine Der Spiegel reported that the National Security Agency has been spying on citizens and officials in Germany and across the European Union. The revelations -- the latest from NSA leaker Edward Snowden -- are threatening an ambitious trade agreement. We talk about the potential implications of the leak and what it may mean for Snowden's search for asylum.

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