The White House said it was not considering clemency for Edward Snowden, and that the whistleblower should return to the U.S. to be prosecuted. The National Security Agency, meanwhile, denies Snowden expressed concern about the illegality of its surveillance program and says it can only find one relevant e-mail from the former contractor. And in the city of secrets, even President Obama's lunch with Hillary Clinton is one.
- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Russia has finally removed its troops from the Ukrainian border. Rebels in Ukraine, meanwhile, shot down a military helicopter outside of Sloviansk, killing 12.
- The Supreme Court denied an attempt by lawyers for alleged mass shooter James Holmes to compel FoxNews.com reporter Jana Winter to testify about her sources in his trial.
- A bill passed in Connecticut would require police to track stun gun use. If signed, it will be the first such law in the country.
- Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will pay a record $2 billion to buy the Los Angeles Clippers, while under rules of the Sterling Family Trust co-owner Donald Sterling was reportedly ruled mentally unfit to try to prevent the sale.
- Google Maps now offers directions in North Korea.
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Democrats, now in control of both chambers of Congress, say they will push ahead with marijuana reform with or without the support of the White House.