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Leaker who told the world US secrets also says much about himself; some details questioned

WASHINGTON - The man who told the world about the U.S. government's gigantic data grab also talks a lot about himself. Mostly through his own words, a picture of Edward Snowden is emerging: fresh-faced computer whiz, high school dropout, wannabe Green Beret, disillusioned cog in a secret bureaucracy. He's retained an aura of secrecy despite sitting for several days of interviews with The Guardian, some posted in online video. Snowden combines an earnest, deeply serious demeanour with a flair for the dramatic.

Father of Snowden's girlfriend says he's 'shocked' by news; says daughter is 'holding on'

LAUREL, Md. - The father of the girlfriend of Edward Snowden described the leaker of national secrets as a shy man with convictions, but said Tuesday he's "still shocked" by the news about him. Jonathan Mills, speaking to reporters Tuesday evening outside his home in Laurel, Maryland, described 29-year-old Edward Snowden as "very nice. Shy, and reserved." "He's always had strong convictions of right and wrong, and it kind of makes sense. But still shocked," Mills said, describing his reaction to the news about Snowden.

Father of Snowden's girlfriend says he's 'shocked' by news; says daughter is 'holding on'

LAUREL, Md. - The father of the girlfriend of Edward Snowden described the leaker of national secrets as a shy man with convictions, but said Tuesday he's "still shocked" by the news about him. Jonathan Mills, speaking to reporters Tuesday evening outside his home in Laurel, Maryland, described 29-year-old Edward Snowden as "very nice. Shy, and reserved." "He's always had strong convictions of right and wrong, and it kind of makes sense. But still shocked," Mills said, describing his reaction to the news about Snowden.
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