Some of the stories from today’s Top Ten At Ten.

* Snowden to NSA: Go ahead, deny I tried to raise the alarm legally (CNET)

* A rising number of children are dying from U.S. explosives littering Afghan land (WaPo)

* Comcast grilled in Senate over merger plans (CNN)

* The Truth About the Pay Gap (NY Times)

* Budget vote goes down to the wire (The Hill)

* Why futurologists are always wrong – and why we should be sceptical of techno-utopians (New Statesman)

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