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A.M. Links: White House Preparing For Exodus of Aides, Snowden Invited To Testify Before European Parliament, Rodman Visits North Korean Ski Resort

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  • The White House is preparing for a number of longtime aides to leave in the next few months.
  • Dennis Rodman's public relations firm released an apology on his behalf for his comments about an American currently being held in North Korea. The former NBA player has traveled to a multimillion-dollar ski resort in North Korea with Kim Jong-un.
  • NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden has been invited to testify before a European Parliament committee via video link as part of its investigation into U.S. surveillance.
  • CFOs are blaming Obamacare for increases in health care costs, which they are passing along to employees.
  • San Francisco has outlined plans to tax tech companies such as Google and Facebook if they want to keep using private shuttles to transport their employees to work.
  • An 88-year-old German man has been charged with taking part in the Nazi massacre in the French village Oradour-sur-Glane.

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