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In the News: May 19, 2014

Spy Games Update.

Latest on leakers (Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning)

Brazil postpones state visit to U.S.  News media mobbed Glenn Greenwald in New York last April before the George Polk Awards luncheon. Greenwald shared a Polk Award for national security reporting and later won The Pulitzer Prize for his work on leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Latest on leakers (Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning), Oregon terrorist camp, CIA ‘torture’ report: Spy Games Update

Welcome back to Spy Games Update, your Saturday morning briefing on the week's top national security stories. By Bryan Denson

The Washington Post reported on Thursday that the CIA might be months away from approving release of the U.S. Senate report on its terrorist interrogation techniques in the wake of 9/11, which some – including U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. – have described as "torture."

"The filing, submitted by the Justice Department, asked the court for additional time for the CIA to review the Senate report and determine how much of it can be declassified," The Post reported.

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In the News: September 17, 2013

Brazil postpones state visit to U.S. over Snowden spying leaks.

Snowden spying leaks hurt relations with Brazil

Brazil postpones state visit to U.S.  By Kathleen Hennessey
and Vincent Bevins
September 17, 2013

Documents leaked by Snowden and published since July alleged that U.S. intelligence agencies had spied on leaders of several allied nations, including Brazil and Mexico.

WASHINGTON -- A state visit to the U.S. by the president of Brazil was put on hold Tuesday in the latest diplomatic fallout from leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden about U.S. spying tactics.

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