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Journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward on the death of legendary news editor Ben Bradlee.

Journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward on the death of legendary news editor Ben Bradlee.

July 11th, 2014
06:20 PM ET

Germany tells top U.S. spy official to leave the country

(CNN) – Germany's government has asked America's top spy chief stationed in the country to leave.

It's a punitive gesture usually reserved for adversarial nations in times of crisis and only very rarely for an ally, particularly a very close one.

But allegations of American spying have seriously injured German trust, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. And it's time for a reset.

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