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A.M. Links: Government Doesn't Know How Many Secrets Edward Snowden Will Reveal, John McCain Question's CIA's Forthrightness, Peter O'Toole Dead at 81


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    Government officials claim they may never know exactly how many secrets Edward Snowden took with him before leaving an NSA facility in Hawaii, because the center didn't have software controls. They'll just have to find out by reading it in the newspapers.

  • John McCain suggested the CIA hasn't been open with Congress about Robert Levinson, a former FBI analyst gone missing in Iran who it was revealed was working an off-book mission in the country for a team of CIA analysts. The young senator will learn the CIA's ways eventually.
  • A Colorado high school student who shot two classmates before killing himself was reportedly an outspoken advocate of gun control and other left-wing policies, so the media is unlikely to try to use the incident to smear his ideological fellow-travelers.
  • Toronto Star city hall beat reporter Daniel Dale is suing Mayor Rob Ford for libel for calling the reporter a pedophile.
  • Israeli soldiers shot two Lebanese soldiers near the border after seeing "suspicious movements." The IDF believes they were responsible for the fatal shooting some hours earlier of an Israeli soldier by a Lebanese sniper.
  • Norway's government won't consider Bitcoin money, but will consider it an asset and apply the appropriate taxes.
  • Google has acquired Boston Dynamics, a robotic design company, the tech firm confirmed this weekend.
  • Actor Peter O'Toole, who was nominated for eight Academy Awards but never won one, a record, died aged 81.

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