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US leak suspect faces jail term

LONDON, APRIL 16: A 21-year-old national guardsman is facing 15 years in prison if found guilty of leaking some of America's most closely guarded secrets as it emerged he used his security clearance to follow the investigation as it closed in on him. Jack Teixeira, was charged with two counts under the Espionage Act in Boston on Friday over the most damaging leak of US intelligence in a decade. They are the unauthorised detention and transmission of national defence information and the unauthorised removal and retention of classified material. The...