Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who last year leaked documents about classified government surveillance programs, told NBC News' Brian Williamsthat he considers himself a patriot in an interview that aired Wednesday night.
"I think patriot is a word that's thrown around so much that it can be devalued nowadays," Snowden said during the sit-down, which was his first on an American television network. "Being a patriot doesn't mean prioritizing service to government above all else. Being a patriot means knowing when to protect your country, knowing when to protect your Constitution, knowing when to protect your countrymen, from the violations of and encroachments of adversaries. And those adversaries don't have to be foreign countries."read more
After a historic week at the UN, Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Scott Pelley about Syria and Iran; then, How many of the recent mass shootings in the U.S. were preventable tragedies, symptoms of a failing mental health system; and, Bill O'Reilly, the king of cable TV news, says the Holy Spirit tapped him to write "Killing Jesus" - a book that refutes parts of the Bible. watch
Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, was released from the hospital Saturday, The Boston Globe reports. Kerry had been at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston for almost three weeks, following a seizure at her home in Nantucket, Mass.read more