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Jessica Corbett, staff writer
 Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks via video link as he takes part in a round table meeting on March 15, 2019. (Photo: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images)
His attorney said the whistleblower still "calls his ultimate goal to return to the United States, but only if he is guaranteed a fair trial."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
The Laptev Sea is captured off the northeast coast of Russia's Bolshevik Island on August 30, 2014. (Photo: Ansgar Walk/Wikimedia/cc)
This is the first time in recorded history that the Laptev Sea has not yet...
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
"Vaccine nationalism will only perpetuate the disease and prolong the global recovery," said WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images)
"Nationalism and isolationism in the face of a pandemic are, as far as we are...

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Never mind the homophobic laws, rampant corruption, drone surveillance, reported killing of stray dogs and $51 billion pricetag. The word out of Sochi from newly arrived journalists is alternately grim and hilarious, with tales of so many small disasters - random hacking, unsafe courses, half-finished hotels, rooms with dogs, light bulbs bartered for doorknobs, water too dangerous to put on your face and no visitors in sight - it kinda makes you wonder, once more, about the questionable...