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Guardian reporter defends decision to publish NSA data

WASHINGTON — Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald defended his actions Sunday when asked on national television why he shouldn’t be charged with a crime for having ‘‘aided and abetted’’ former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden.

Greenwald replied to David Gregory, the host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,’’ that it was ‘‘pretty extraordinary that anybody who would call themselves a journalist would publicly muse about whether or not other journalists should be charged with felonies.’’

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