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Snowden Bows to Putin’s Demand to Stop Harming U.S.

Fugitive U.S. ex-security contractor Edward Snowden has agreed to Russia’s demand that he stop anti-American activity and asked for temporary asylum, a Russian lawyer advising him said.

Snowden “confirmed to me personally that he will accept these conditions,” Anatoly Kucherena said by phone today. Asked if that meant the American would stop leaking secret U.S. documents, the lawyer replied, “yes.”