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New Snowden leak upstages U.S. move to declassify documents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New revelations from former security contractor Edward Snowden that U.S. intelligence agencies have access to a vast online tracking tool came to light on Wednesday as lawmakers put the secret surveillance programs under greater scrutiny. Full story

Snowden's father says won't be 'emotional tool': report

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The father of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said he would not fly to Russia to serve as an "emotional tool" in the United States' efforts to persuade his son to surrender. Full story

Inside the Snowden effect

   The Director of National Intelligence authorized the release of details behind the NSA’s gathering of telephone metadata. Jared Bernstein, Senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, joins NOW with Alex Wagner.

Manning verdict leaves leakers under attack

PFC Bradley Manning was found not guilty of the most serious charge against him, but the Obama administration's war on leakers continues. Full story

Does Manning verdict set dangerous precedent?

   MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to The Atlantic's Steve Clemons about the Bradley Manning verdict and what it means for Edward Snowden, journalists and future leakers.

Battle over government surveillance comes to Senate

   Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, who was one of the few lawmakers to sound alarms on government surveillance programs even before Edward Snowden's revelations, joins Andrea Mitchell for a conversation on the NSA, government record collections, and new FBI director James Comey.

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Friends proud of amateur film on Snowden's HK stay

Snowden's father: Son better off now in Russia

Snowden's remaining docs unlikely to tie US hands

No torture or execution for Snowden, Justice Dept. promises Russia

Snowden’s dad: Americans ‘don’t know the full truth, but the truth is coming’

German president says whistleblowers like Snowden merit respect

U.S. lawmakers want sanctions on any country taking in Snowden

First Word: Snowden still stuck at the airport

NSA leaker Edward Snowden granted papers to enter Russia

Video

  Movement in Manning, Snowden and Bulger cases

Attorney Seema Iyer and former prosecutor Patrick Murphy join The Cycle hosts to discuss new developments in the legal cases of Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden, and Whitey Bulger.

  What will be the effect of the Manning verdict?

As a verdict becomes more imminent in the military trial of Bradley Manning, the army private who is accused of giving 700,000 documents to Wikileaks, questions turn to the possible repercussions from the verdict. David Sirota from Salon and artist and activist Clark Stoeckley discuss with MSNBC’s A

  Awaiting a verdict in the Manning trial

Baher Azmy, a legal director at the Center for Constitutional Rights, talks with MSNBC’s Craig Melvin about an anticipated verdict in the Bradley Manning trial.

  Snowden's situation: Where we are now

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers of Michigan talks about Edward Snowden's current asylum status and whether a return to the United States is in the cards.

  Politics makes for strange bedfellows – especially when it comes to the NSA

The Cycle hosts unpack the latest in the surveillance debate with attorney David Goodfriend.

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Protesters supporting Edward Snowden, a contractor at the National Security Agency (NSA), hold a photo of Snowden during a demonstration outside the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong June 13, 2013
Protesters supporting Edward Snowden, a contractor at the National Security Agency (NSA), hold a photo of Snowden during a demonstration outside the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong June 13, 2013

Protesters supporting Edward Snowden, a contractor at the National Security Agency , hold a photo of Snowden during a demonstration outside the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong June 13, 2013 file photo.REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Tourists sit in a bycicle pulled bed during a demonstration against secret monitoring programmes PRISM, TEMPORA, INDECT and showing solidarity with whistleblowers Snowden, Manning and others in Berlin
Tourists sit in a bycicle pulled bed during a demonstration against secret monitoring programmes PRISM, TEMPORA, INDECT and showing solidarity with whistleblowers Snowden, Manning and others in Berlin

Tourists sit in a bycicle pulled bed during a demonstration against secret monitoring programmes PRISM, TEMPORA, INDECT and showing solidarity with whistleblowers Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning and others in front of Berlin's Brandenburg gate July 27, 2013. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski (GERMANY - Ta

Protesters carry portraits of Snowden during a demonstration against secret monitoring programmes PRISM, TEMPORA, INDECT and showing solidarity with whistleblowers Snowden, Manning and others in Berlin
Protesters carry portraits of Snowden during a demonstration against secret monitoring programmes PRISM, TEMPORA, INDECT and showing solidarity with whistleblowers Snowden, Manning and others in Berlin

Protesters carry portraits of Edward Snowden during a demonstration against secret monitoring programmes PRISM, TEMPORA, INDECT and showing solidarity with whistleblowers Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning and others in front of Berlin's Brandenburg gate July 27, 2013. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski (GERMAN

Protesters attend a demonstration against secret monitoring programmes PRISM, TEMPORA, INDECT and showing solidarity with whistleblowers Snowden, Manning and others in Berlin
Protesters attend a demonstration against secret monitoring programmes PRISM, TEMPORA, INDECT and showing solidarity with whistleblowers Snowden, Manning and others in Berlin

Protesters attend a demonstration against secret monitoring programmes PRISM, TEMPORA, INDECT and showing solidarity with whistleblowers Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning and others in Berlin July 27, 2013. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski (GERMANY - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)