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    Snowden's Dad Proposes Plan

    Transit passengers eat at a cafe with a TV screen with a news program showing a report on Edward Snowden, in the background,  at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Russiaís President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has remained in Sheremetyevoís transit zone, but media that descended on the airport in the search for him couldnít locate him there. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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    Father knows best. Lonnie Snowden, father of the elusive NSA leaker Edward Snowden, said in a television interview on Friday that he is confident his son would return to the U.S. under certain conditions. Papa Snowden claimed his lawyer has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder saying that his son would probably return if the government promised not to hold him before trial and not to impose a gag order. Also relevant: Lonnie has apparently not spoken to Edward since April. So much for insider information.

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