TODAY   |  July 16, 2013

Snowden officially asks for asylum in Russia

The former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has officially requested temporary asylum in Russia. He has been holed up in Moscow’s Airport for more than three weeks.

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>> just this morning, u.s. fugitive edward snowden requested temporary asylum in russia. the former nsa contractor is wanted on espionage charges after he revealed details of government surveillance programs. he's been at moscow's airport for more than three weeks now.