News summary: Booz Allen fires NSA leaker Snowden

News summary: Government contractor Booz Allen fires Edward Snowden after NSA leaks

Associated Press

FIRED: Government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton said it has fired Edward Snowden, the employee who leaked details of a secret National Security Agency surveillance program.

SHOCKED: Booz Allen, which derives 98 percent of its revenue from government contract work and boasts that 49 percent of its staff has access to the nation's top secrets, says Snowden was fired for "violations of the firm's code of ethics and firm policy."

PAY CUT: The firm says Snowden was employed for "less than three months" and the 29-year-old earned a salary of $122,000 per year. Snowden had claimed he earned $200,000 per year.

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