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David Miranda: US denies requesting detention

19 August 2013 Last updated at 19:34 BST

The US government has denied any involvement in the decision to detain the partner of a journalist who published information from US whistleblower Edward Snowden.

David Miranda, 28, was held for nine hours by police at Heathrow airport on Sunday.

Deputy White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the decision to detain Mr Miranda "was not something we requested".

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