Edward Snowden Breaking News: White House Presses Russia to Expel Snowden; Sharp Words for China

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The White House pressed Russia to exercise all options to expel Edward Snowden and slammed China for allowing the former U.S. spy agency contractor who disclosed government surveillance secrets to leave Hong Kong. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is in political limbo as he seeks asylum with any country that will help him escape from U.S. extradition. On a press call, Wikileaks Editor Julian Assange assured journalists that he is "healthy and safe," The National Security Council said that the U.S. government expects Russia to look at all the options available for expelling NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Ecuador's foreign minister said that Snowden told the country's officials that he fears a life of inhumane treatment -- even death -- if he's returned the United States to answer espionage charges, and pleaded for asylum from U.S. officials he says want to persecute him.

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