Snowden Hints at Clemency, US Lawmakers Reject Notion

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_d9651319ec.jpgAFPTV/AFP/Getty Images (MOSCOW) -- Edward Snowden apparently should not hold his breath waiting for the United States to offer him clemency on charges related to his disclosures of classified government documents. In an article published Sunday in the German news magazine Der Spiegel, Snowden argues that he has initiated an important debate about whether American spies are overreaching.

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Hacking Victims May Have Included Prince Harry

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_14a1b99dd7.jpgMatt Cardy/Getty Images (LONDON) -- It turns out no one was safe from the News of the World hacking scandal, not even the Royal Family. How else could you explain running an unmatchable story on a panicked Prince Harry calling his private secretary, begging for help on a college essay? The intercepted message allegedly revealed Prince Harry saying, "I have got most of the stuff but if you have got any extra information or websites that you know of, please, please, please email it to me or text it to me."

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Obama Meets with Iraqi Prime Minister, Discusses Additional Aid

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_2310e6e379.jpgMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki met with President Obama for at least two hours on Friday to discuss the instability in the Middle East. The Iraqi leader requested American assistance in fighting al-Qaeda terrorists in his country on Friday, says the New York Times, saying that the Iraqi government was "mobilizing our people in order to fight al-Qaeda because it's good for Iraq and the Middle East."

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Pakistani Taliban Commanders Possibly Meeting to Select New Leader

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_4f322a49f2.jpgA Majeed/AFP/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Pakistani Taliban commanders are believed to have met on Saturday with the goal of selecting a successor to Hamimullah Mehsud, the leader who was killed on Friday in a U.S. drone strike. Mehsud, who the U.S. government considers one of its most wanted terrorists, died when a missile struck his vehicle shortly after he left a mosque, a Pakistani intelligence source said.

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Hiker Survives Three Months in Wilderness Following Bear Attack

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_b170b048fe.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASKAGANISH, Quebec) -- A hiker was rescued after surviving a bear attack and spending three months, exposed to snow and freezing temperatures, in a remote corner of northern Canada, police said. Police located Marco Lavoie, 44, in the wilderness near Waskaganish, Quebec, on Wednesday, 10 days after his family reported him missing and nearly a month after the experienced outdoorsman was expected to return from a two month hiking expedition.

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