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Venezuela called Edward Snowden’s last chance

MOSCOW — An influential Russian Parliament member who often speaks for the Kremlin encouraged NSA leaker Edward Snowden on Sunday to accept Venezuela’s offer of asylum.

Alexei Pushkov, who heads the international affairs committee in Russia’s Parliament, posted a message on Twitter saying: ‘‘Venezuela is waiting for an answer from Snowden. This, perhaps, is his last chance to receive political asylum.’’

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