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Truthdig's Robert Scheer sat down with Pentagon Papers whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg recently to compare Ellsberg's story, and the US government's handling of his case, with those of Edward Snowdon and Bradley Manning According to Ellsberg, "whistle-blower" may now carry a more positive charge than it did when he earned the title, but the outcome looks far bleaker for those two who also defied authorities to serve their country Truthdig's Robert Scheer sat down with Pentagon Papers whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg recently to compare Ellsberg's story, and the U .

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Speculation about the NSA whistle-blower's whereabouts has heightened after several witnesses said that he wasn't on board a flight from Moscow to Cuba, which reports had pegged as his next destination.

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After the announcement Friday that charges had been filed against NSA leaker Edward Snowden under the Espionage Act, the Guardian columnist told CNN's Anderson Cooper that the prosecution solidified the Obama administration's "absolutely atrocious record" toward whistle-blowers.

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Sources within the Ecuadorean government report that President Rafael Correa has agreed to grant asylum to Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who is wanted by Sweden for alleged sexual misconduct, and by the United States for publishing state secrets.

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