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Holder: Snowden Did 'Service,' but Should Still Be Punished

Edward Snowden

WASHINGTON -- Edward Snowden performed a "public service" in stoking a national debate about secret domestic surveillance programs, but he should still return to the U.S. to stand trial, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a podcast released on Monday. As a National Security Agency contractor, Snowden leaked classified details in 2... more

Newsletters Released from Secretive National Security Agency

In this Feb. 17, 2016, file photo, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, center, speaks via video conference to people in the Johns Hopkins University auditorium in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman, File)

WASHINGTON — In-house newsletters from the clandestine National Security Agency have been released by an online news site — part of the mountain of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The Intercept, whose founding editors were the first to publish documents leaked by Snowden, released on Monday the first batch of nine year... more

Review Finds Pentagon Likely Destroyed Evidence in NSA Case

A sign stands outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

WASHINGTON -- A federal watchdog has concluded that the Pentagon inspector general's office may have improperly destroyed evidence during the high-profile leak prosecution of former National Security Agency official Thomas Drake. The Office of Special Counsel, which is charged with protecting federal employees who provide information on governm... more

Snowden: I'd Go to Prison to Return to US

Edward Snowden

LONDON -- Edward Snowden says he has offered to return to the United States and go to jail for leaking details of National Security Agency programs to intercept electronic communications data on a vast scale. The former NSA contractor flew to Moscow two years ago after revealing information about the previously secret eavesdropping powers, and ... more

Wikileaks Says US Spied on Japanese Government, Companies

Secretary of State Kerry shakes hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, right, as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, smiles in front of Kerry's residence Boston, Sunday, April 26, 2015.. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

TOKYO — The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it said shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies. The documents include what appear to be five U.S. National Security Agency reports, four of which are marked top-secret, that provide intelligence on Japanese positions on international trade and climate ch... more

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