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WikiLeaks has dropped large encrypted files in many directions, thought to be Snowden's NSA leaks, as insurance.
--Guardian reveals that, under pressure from Britain's NSA, the GCHQ, it destroyed hard drive and memory of laptop that had Snowden files
--Sibel Edmonds reveals the sordid history of Bruce Fein, who is now attorney for Snowden's father, as Ed Snowden repudiates any connection to Fein
--David Sirota asks, politely but firmly: have Obama's inaccurate comments about NSA been lies, or merely mistakes?
--al Jazeera America launches today, promising "straight news"--will they properly call lies by Clapper and Obama "lies"?
--CNN plans to revive Crossfire with Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter, neither of whom has much credibility
--Howard Dean is not denying speculation that he is scoping a run for president in 2016
--Rep. Chris van Hollen, part of the House Dem leadership, files suit to force IRS to enforce laws about nonprofit status for political groups
--declassifying documents up to 1992, US government confirms existence of Area 51 at Groom Lake, Nevada, and that it was used to develop and test U2 spy planes; PBC deduces that it was also used to test and develop the current generation of drones
--3 fresh outrages in California:
--federal judge approves force feeding of hunger striking prisoners
--contractors for defective construction of new Bay Bridge span to be paid almost $40 million in bonuses
--San Francisco fire chief backpedals on her ban of helmet cameras after video showed that a survivor of July 6 airline crash at SFO was run over by fire truck and killed