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China May Not Intervene To Keep NSA Leaker In Hong Kong

Edward Snowden, who says he revealed information about the National Security Agency's secret program to gather telephone and Internet data, has checked out of his Hong Kong hotel. He has suggested he will seek asylum in the semi-autonomous Chinese city, but many analysts believe the Chinese government won't grant him refuge, given its desire to improve Chinese-American relations. However, a problem with Hong Kong's asylum law might make it possible for Snowden to stay there for a while.

Muslim Brotherhood Struggles To Live Up To Campaign Promises

The streets of Cairo are relatively quiet now — protests have died out and a political impasse is settling in. The embattled Egyptian president is facing a groundswell of frustration as people ask about the promises of revolutionary reform and when will they see the change in their own lives. Summer power cuts are increasing, price hikes continue and a planned election for parliament still has no date. But people's frustration with President Mohammed Morsi doesn't mean they have faith in a divided and weak opposition.
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Leakers Versus Whistle-Blowers

Whistle-blowers who expose crime, corruption and abuse of power have protections under the law. Understanding when revealing top secret information is an act of heroism or a crime.


You Face A U.S. Legal Problem. Where Should You Run?

The options aren't great. But those seeking to avoid prosecution have often claimed political asylum or fled to countries at odds with the U.S. Then there's Iceland.

How Serious Is The NSA Data Leak?

The whistleblower who exposed vast surveillance operations by the NSA says he has done nothing wrong. Host Michel Martin speaks to Republican strategist Ron Christie and former adviser to the Obama administration, Corey Ealons, about what his actions mean for the President's second term. They also check in with other top political stories.
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Government Contractors And Security Clearance

The Guardian revealed the identity of the source behind the recent NSA leak at his request over the weekend. The disclosure of Edward Snowden's identity is renewing questions about the growth of contractors within the government and whether they're relied on too heavily in the field of national security.