MOSCOW -- NSA leaker Edward Snowden accepted Venezuela's offer of political asylum, according to the Twitter account of a Russian lawmaker with close ties to the Kremlin. However, the tweet disappeared a few minutes later.
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It was not possible to immediately reach Alexei Pushkov, the head of the Russian parliament's foreign affairs committee who has acted as an unofficial point-man for the Kremlin on the Snowden affair, on Tuesday.
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