More than a year after whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed the extent of the NSA's surveillance programs, a new documentary chronicles Snowden's story and his decision to put everything on the line in the name of protecting American freedoms. Journalist and documentarian Laura Poitras was first contacted by Snowden in early 2013. Poitras eventually teamed up with journalist Glenn Greenwald—together they flew to Hong Kong to meet Snowden and make his revelations public. Using footage from that trip to Hong Kong, Poitras created the new documentary "CitizenFour," which tells the intimate story behind these leaks.
The World Health Organization said on Monday that Nigeria is now "Ebola free" after 42 days with no new cases. One Lagos-based reporter says that excellent detective work helped Nigeria fight the disease.
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