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Snowden Seeks Asylum In 20-Plus Nations, Gives Up On Russia

Several countries have already turned down requests from NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who remains in legal limbo at a Moscow airport. He wants to avoid being sent to the U.S. to face prosecution. There's speculation in Russia that he might leave with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who is visiting.

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Expands Asylum Request

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden reportedly is seeking asylum in at least 20 countries. Snowden is being pursued by U.S. authorities after leaking details of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs.

Trade Talks Threatened By Allegations U.S. Spied On E.U.

Europe is in an uproar over revelations that U.S. intelligence services are spying on the European Union mission in New York and its embassy in Washington. The new allegations come from the latest secret U.S. National Security Agency documents leaked by Edward Snowden.

Leak Case Highlights Troubles With Security Clearance Checks

Everyone with a security clearance has to undergo a background check, and those checks are often conducted by outside contractors. Lawmakers say some investigators have been convicted of falsifying reports, and the biggest contractor is under investigation in a "complicated contract fraud case."

Snowden Is 'A Hero,' WikiLeaks' Assange Says

The WikiLeaks founder argues that the "NSA leaker" has exposed "mass unlawful interception" of individuals' phone calls and Internet messages. But key lawmakers made the case again Sunday that Edward Snowden should be returned to the U.S. to face prosecution.

'Furious' EU Demands Answers After New Report Of NSA Spying

Germany's Der Spiegel says it has seen more documents obtained by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden. They allegedly show the U.S. has been eavesdropping on European Union offices. The White House has declined to comment.

Retired Marine General Target Of Leak Investigation

The former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is a target of an investigation into the leak of classified information. Justice Department officials tell NPR that retired Marine Gen. James Cartwright has been told he's being investigated as part of a probe into the disclosure of a U.S. role in a covert cyber attack against an Iranian nuclear facility. That information was disclosed in a New York Times article in 2012.

Defense Officials Indicate NSA Leaks Have Had Consequences

Washington is still trying to determine how much damage has been done as a result of Edward Snowden's revelations about NSA surveillance. Snowden allegedly encrypted the files he took with him, but some officials fear Chinese or Russian intelligence services gained access to Snowden's computers.

Reports: Retired General Target Of Leak Investigation

The former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is under investigation for allegedly leaking classified information about a covert cyber attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, according to media reports.

Gay Military Spouses To Benefit From Supreme Court Ruling

Gay spouses of service members have long been denied the substantial benefits available to heterosexual couples. Now, Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act means gay married couples can look forward to more equal treatment from the Pentagon.