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Who Is Edward Snowden, The Self-Styled NSA Leaker?

Snowden, 29, says he was a mediocre student but that his computer skills landed him a job with the CIA. It was there, he says, that he became convinced that surveillance programs are violating Americans' rights to privacy. Now, he's stepped forward to say he leaked secrets about those programs.
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Confessed NSA Leaker Holed Up In Hong Kong Hotel

The Guardian has identified its source for a series of reports it published in recent days on secret U.S. surveillance activity. The paper says the source is Edward Snowden, a former technical assistant for the CIA who now works for a private-sector defense and technology consulting firm.
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Jury Selection To Begin In Trayvon Martin Case

In Sanford, Fla., Monday, jury selection begins in the murder trial of George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer charged with shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012. Police at first declined to charge Zimmerman after the shooting because of Florida's Stand Your Ground law, which gives immunity to people who, fearing for their lives, use deadly force in self-defense.
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'Guardian' Reveals Source Of NSA Leaks

The Guardian newspaper says the insider who blew the whistle on the NSA's probing of major U.S. Internet and telecom companies is a 29-year-old analyst who's been working for the agency under a government contract. His name is Edward Snowden.
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Heat Break Away From Spurs To Win Game 2 Of NBA Finals

The series is tied at one game a piece. The Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs Sunday night 103-84. Last week, the Spurs beat the Heat in the opener.
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African Americans Remain Hardest Hit By Medical Bills

Nearly one in four African Americans tell pollsters they're having a hard time paying for needed prescription medicine. One in three say they struggled to pay bills from hospitals or doctors last year.
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50 Years After The Equal Pay Act, Gender Wage Gap Endures

President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act in 1963 in an effort to abolish wage discrimination based on gender. Half a century later, the Obama administration is pushing Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, designed to make wage differences more transparent.

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