Snowden Asks Russia for Asylum

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Edward Snowden, the fugitive leaker of secrets about the National Security Agency, says he could face torture or the death penalty if he's extradited to the United States. That's according to an official who says Snowden has officially applied for asylum in Russia.  David Herszenhorn, who reports from Moscow for the New York Times, has more on the story.

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Guest:
David Herszenhorn - New York Times - @herszenhorn

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Warren Olney

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Christian Bordal, Kerry Cavanaugh, Gideon Brower