Russia grants NSA leaker 3-year residency

Posted: August 8, 2014 at 3:14 a.m.

MOSCOW -- Edward Snowden, the U.S. intelligence contractor who leaked several secret documents and then fled to Russia, has been granted a three-year residence permit, his lawyer announced Thursday.

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2 rockets launch from Gaza Strip

Palestinians stand amid debris after they salvaged belongings, as the national flag flies on the rubble of the house, destroyed by an Israeli strike in the Gaza City neighborhood of Shijaiyah, Gaza Strip, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Russia follows through, shuts out West's food

Special forces police battalion officers detain an activist during a clash in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.  The unrest had started earlier Thursday, after the Kiev authorities attempt to dismantle some of the barricades. Activists confronted city workers attempting to clear a central square, lighting tires on fire in protest against the city government's move.

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