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NSA Leaker Snowden Granted One-Year Asylum In Russia
Edward Snowden has been granted asylum for up to one year by Russia and has left the transit zone at Moscow's airport where he was holed up for more than a month. The Russian government says a condition for his amnesty is that he not reveal any more information that will damage the United States.
Whistle-Blower: Protection Act Doesn't Cover Enough People
A number of high-profile whistle-blowers from the national security sector have come out in support of Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor who revealed details of massive government surveillance programs to the press. Jesselyn Radack, former whistle-blower and now attorney for the Government Accountability Project, is among them. She talks with Audie Cornish about what life is like after blowing the whistle.
Private Equity Fund Eyes The Business Of Pot
A couple of guys with serious investment banking experience are moving into the marijuana business. They've launched the first multimillion-dollar private equity fund devoted entirely to what they call the "cannabis space." They're buying companies that provide pot-related goods and services.
'Abenomics' Serving Up The Same Old Medicine In Japan?
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes to bring the Japanese economy out of years of stagnation by pumping money into the economy and encouraging domestic consumption. But not everyone is seeing the benefits, and some say it's just a repackaging of strategies that have failed Japan before.
Hawaii Homeless Initiative Would Send Some Back To Mainland
The state is implementing a controversial pilot program that offers some homeless people a way to leave Hawaii and reunite with family members in other states. A noteworthy critic of the plan is the department in charge of implementing it, which foresees a costly administrative burden.
Quarterback Controveries Plague Numerous NFL Teams
The New York Jets are one of many teams with a quarterback controversy headed into the new season. But in New York, it seems that controversy attaches itself to everything the Jets do. Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath reflects on the difficulties of leading the Jets.
Cleveland Kidnapper Sentenced To Life In Prison Without Parole
After reaching a plea deal to spend the rest of his life in prison, Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro was formally sentenced to that for abducting, raping and holding captive three women for a decade. Both Castro and one of his victims, Michelle Knight, spoke at length in court for the first time.