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Obama agenda: U.S. wants Snowden back

USA Today: “Edward Snowden's global fight could have major diplomatic ramifications. The Obama administration is asking Russia to turn over Snowden, who has been charged with espionage in connection with news leaks of National Security Agency surveillance programs -- the same request Obama's team made of China and Hong Kong, which still allowed Snowden to depart to Russia on Sunday.”

“President Barack Obama will convene a meeting of CEOs and business leaders to tout what the White House says are the economic benefits of a landmark immigration bill,” AP writes. “The afternoon meeting is scheduled just hours before the Senate holds a key test vote on a border security amendment. The measure could help the bill garner more Republican support.”

A Pew/USA Today poll finds broad support for immigration reform -- 71% think undocumented immigrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S, 77% think in order for them to apply for legal status there needs to be increased border security; but by a 49%-43% margin people are split on when they should be allowed to apply – while improvements are being made to border security or when they are implemented. 

AP: “When President Barack Obama arrives in Africa this week, there will be one notable omission from his travel itinerary: Kenya, the birthplace of his father and home to many of his relatives. Concerns about Kenya’s political situation have trumped Obama’s family ties. Kenya’s new president is facing charges of crimes against humanity in the International Criminal Court, accused of orchestrating the violence that marred the country’s 2007 election.”