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Russian lawmaker Vyacheslav Nikonov, second left, speaks to the media Friday after meeting National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden at Sheremetyevo airport outside Moscow, Russia. Snowden wants asylum in Russia and is willing to stop sharing information as a trade-off for such a deal, according to a Parliament member who was among a dozen activists and officials to meet with him Friday. From left, lawyer Anatoly Kucherena, Vyacheslav Nikonov, lawyer Genri Reznik, member of the Russian public chamber Olga Kostina, Russia’s presidential human rights ombudsman Vladimir Lukin.

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Snowden says he wants asylum in Russia

Edward Snowden emerged from weeks of hiding in a Moscow airport Friday, still defiant but willing to stop leaking secrets about U.S. surveillance programs if Russia will give him asylum until he can move on to Latin America.


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