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Assange: I'm Leaving Embassy 'Soon'

He says 2 years inside has taken toll on health

(Newser) - After more than two years holed up in Ecuador's London embassy, Julian Assange says he will be leaving "soon." In a press conference today—which the Guardian says left people "more flummoxed than enlightened"—the WikiLeaks founder confirmed rumors that he would be departing soon... More »

Things You Can't Buy With a Credit Card (Like Pot)

MarketWatch rounds up 10 examples where plastic is forbidden

(Newser) - Don't give up on cash just yet: There are plenty of items that remain difficult or impossible to get with your credit card, MarketWatch reports. Ten reasons you may want to keep going to the ATM:
  • Neither Visa, MasterCard, nor American Express will let you buy marijuana with plastic,
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How Climate Change Fueled Syria's Uprising

Drought created refugees who were 'willing recruits' against Assad: Thomas Friedman

(Newser) - Before the uprising against Bashar al-Assad, Syria was stuck in a four-year drought the UN reportedly called the country's worst in decades. In 2008, a US embassy cable revealed by WikiLeaks predicted potential mass migration due to the weather—and the cable was right. "By 2010, roughly 1... More »

Why Assange Won't Face Charges: 'NYT Problem'

If the Justice Dept. goes after him, it has to go after media, too: officials

(Newser) - Looks like Julian Assange is in the clear, at least as far as US charges over WikiLeaks go. The Justice Department has "all but concluded" it won't press charges, officials tell the Washington Post , and a big part of the reason why boils down to what insiders are... More »

Assange Calls Out Actor in 'Wretched' WikiLeaks Movie

Calls Benedict Cumberbatch 'a hired gun,' in January letter

(Newser) - The fight between Julian Assange and the team behind the upcoming WikiLeaks movie , The Fifth Estate, is apparently more personal than we realized. In a letter from January, Assange denies a request to meet with Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor who plays Assange in the film, noting, "I believe... More »

WikiLeaks Leaks Script, Blasts WikiLeaks Movie

The Fifth Estate is 'irresponsible,' 'counterproductive': group

(Newser) - Julian Assange has made clear his distaste for the upcoming WikiLeaks movie , The Fifth Estate, calling it a "massive propaganda attack." Now, his site has launched a salvo against the film, revealing a script along with a detailed refutation of its storyline (not to mention some minor details:... More »

Teen Buys WikiLeaks Server for $33K—of Dad's Money

Needless to say, his dad called that off pretty quickly

(Newser) - Hoping to raise money for charity, Swedish ISP Bahnhof decided to put the now-wiped server that hosted WikiLeaks—and secret Iraq War documents—in 2010 and 2011 up for sale on eBay . Yesterday's winning bid on the Dell Poweredge R410, "complete with hard drives, motherboard and everything,"... More »

Manning Asks Obama for Pardon

Amnesty seeks clemency as longshot request submitted

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning has formally put in a request for a presidential pardon, though few believe the private formerly known as Bradley has any chance of success. When Manning was sentenced to 35 years last month for the biggest intelligence leak in American history, her lawyer said the request would include... More »

Assange Sings, Dances, Dons Mullet in New Rap Video

Wikileaks founder spoofs '80s rock song in surreal cameo

(Newser) - Is it possible Julian Assange is suffering from a touch of cabin fever after being cooped up in an Ecuadorian embassy for over a year? The Wikileaks founder, who is running for a Senate seat in Australia's upcoming election, has appeared in a satirical rap video by online comedy... More »

Bradley Manning to Live as Woman: 'I Am Chelsea'

Says she wants to start hormone therapy

(Newser) - Bradley Manning is no more. In a statement read on Today this morning, the Army private says she will live as a woman from now on. "I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am female," reads the statement, which is signed Chelsea... More »

Manning Will Ask Obama for Pardon

Tells defense team: 'It's OK ... I'm going to be all right'

(Newser) - With his 35-year sentence for leaking military secrets, Bradley Manning should be eligible for parole in seven years, reports the Guardian . But the 25-year-old is hoping for an even shorter stay: His defense team will formally ask President Obama for a pardon next week. The chances of success are right... More »

Bradley Manning Gets 35 Years in Prison

Prosecutors had wanted 60

(Newser) - Bradley Manning has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for his infamous leaking activities, according to multiple reports. He will also be dishonorably discharged and forfeit all pay and allowances, the Guardian reports. Manning will get credit for the time he's already spent in jail, which amounts to... More »

Bradley Manning: 'I'm Sorry'

Wikileaker apologizes during sentencing hearing

(Newser) - US soldier Bradley Manning took the stand today during his sentencing hearing for leaking classified material to WikiLeaks and apologized for hurting the United States and others. Manning gave an unsworn statement, which means he cannot be cross-examined by prosecutors. He began with an apology. "I'm sorry that... More »

Manning Wins Rare Victory in Court

Judge reduces maximum possible sentence to 90 years

(Newser) - A kind of victory for Bradley Manning's defense: The Wikileaker convicted of 20 of 22 counts will face a maximum of 90 rather than 136 possible years in prison, the Guardian reports. His lawyers argued that the prosecution had split several of Manning's crimes into multiple violations, increasing... More »

Next Up for Bradley Manning: Sentencing

Next phase starts today, could take weeks

(Newser) - Now that Bradley Manning has been convicted on 20 of 22 counts , his court-martial moves on to the sentencing phase today. Neither side was allowed to present evidence during the trial regarding Manning's motives or any actual damage caused by his leaks (harm to national security or US troops... More »

Assange: Manning Verdict a Dangerous Precedent

He praises whistleblower, blasts Obama

(Newser) - Bradley Manning is "the most important journalistic source that the world has ever seen," and "WikiLeaks will not rest until he is free," Julian Assange says. Manning's conviction on charges including espionage sets a "dangerous precedent and an example of national security extremism,"... More »

3 Views on Manning's Verdict

Including one that suggests we'll need to wait 50 years to truly assess him

(Newser) - Bradley Manning's acquittal today on the most serious charge against him, aiding the enemy, may not mean much in terms of his freedom—he could well spend the rest of his life in prison anyway. But that specific decision still has huge implications for the nation. A sample of... More »

Prosecutors: Manning Wasn't Naive, Had Huge Ego

Closing arguments underway in WikiLeaks case

(Newser) - The prosecution made its closing arguments against Bradley Manning today, arguing that he wasn't a "naive soldier" out to to better the world as his attorneys would have us believe, reports the Los Angeles Times . He may have had a dog tag that read "Humanist," but... More »

Bradley Manning Has Bad Day in Court

Judge won't dismiss his most serious charge, aiding the enemy

(Newser) - Bradley Manning's chances of spending the rest of his life in prison rose today after a judge refused to dismiss the most serious charge against him—aiding the enemy, reports the BBC . Prosecutors say he knew full well that his leaked documents would end up in the hands of... More »

Evidence in Manning Trial: Letter Found by Navy SEALs

It's from Osama bin Laden, and it requests WikiLeaks material

(Newser) - The most serious charge against Bradley Manning is one of aiding the enemy: It carries a sentence of life without parole, and it requires prosecutors to prove that Manning "knowingly gave intelligence information to al-Qaeda." The prosecution began its effort to prove just that yesterday—as it wraps... More »

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