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Edward Snowden applies for temporary asylum in Russia

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National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden applied for temporary asylum in Russia Tuesday, saying “he faces persecution by the U.S. government” and “could be subjected to torture and capital punishment.” Snowden’s lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, provided details about the application to Rossiya 24 television, and WikiLeaks, the anti-government-secrecy group aiding the former government...

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