Also in The Washington Post:

Snowden. (Guardian via Reuters)

“As I type this on my tear-streaked keyboard I’m reflecting on all the faces that have graced my path. The ones I laughed with. The ones I’ve held. The ones I’ve grown to love the most. And the ones I never got the bid adieu. But sometimes life doesn’t afford proper goodbyes.”

Lindsay Mills, the dancer girlfriend of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, in a sad final post Monday before her blog vanished. The woman he left behind when he fled to Hong Kong has received a disproportionate amount of Internet attention — guess it’s those acrobatic dance photos — and if his revelations didn’t make you stop putting anything on the Internet ever again, then her experience definitely will!

But our colleague Carol Leonnig and Julie Tate’s story about the Laurel, Md., native is sensitive and thoughtful and gives you some sense of, well, what it was like to be  Edward Snowden’s girlfriend. Read more: Snowden’s girlfriend – dancer, nature lover – said to be shocked by his actions.

Related, today in Style: In poll, the public is just fine with government snooping in the name of counterterrorism

Looking for today’s Reliable Source? Start here: Miss America Mallory Hagan in D.C.: Making most of short tenure