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New developments reported in WikiLeaks cases
Jul 25th, 2013 by Warren Swil

Manning trial

enters final

phase today

Bradley Manning faces life in prison for leaking documents to WikiLeaks.

IN TWO WIDELY DISPARATE new developments, the WikiLeaks case is back in the news today.
In an advance story on the scheduled closing arguments in the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning – a case that has profound implications for press freedom in America – the Washington Post publishes an in-depth profile of the presiding judge in the case, Denise Lind, an Army colonel.
And at the other end of the earth, The New York Times reports that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, plans to run for the Australian Senate.
In the story buried in the Asia/Pacific section of the online edition (it did not appear at all in print in the National Edition that I received), Matt Siegel reports:
“In a telephone interview, Mr. Assange said he had every confidence in his ability to run a campaign from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.”


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Al Jazeera America arrives in four weeks

BRIGHT NEW STAR JOINS U.S. MEDIA LANDSCAPE
We need to know how the rest of the world views US, and one of the best ways is to watch Al Jazeera America, which launches on Aug. 20, it was announced Wednesday.
The real news networks, excluding the NOT “fair and balanced” one, better watch their backs. There’s a little tiger snipping at their heels and it will steal their viewers if the don’t shape up.
Get In the (K)now here, now!


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As Iraq descends into civil war, America looks the other way

WE BROKE IT, WE SHOULD FIX IT
As Iraq descends deeper into chaos and fears of all-out civil war increase, the topic seems to have disappeared from the public discussion America.
We cannot turn our backs on a nightmare that was created in our name.
It is time to put the future of what is left of the country we destroyed back on the national agenda.


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Historic Mt. Wilson Observatory a big draw in SoCal (with video)

TELESCOPE TOWERS OVER REGION – AND MY BACK YARD
About 6,000 feet up in the San Gabriel Mountains behind my Pasadena home stands the Mount Wilson Solar Observatory, founded by Hale in 1904.
If you are lucky enough, you can spend an evening peering through the 60-inch scope for the princely sum of $900 (dusk through 1 a.m.).
I am luckier than that. Many an evening I sit on my front porch and gaze up at Mt. Wilson, the stars gleaming in the skies above the mountains. The view is just perfect, for me.


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ANALYSIS: No good options for U.S. in Syria (with video)

OUTCOME OF MILITARY INTERVENTION UNPREDICTABLE
As the Obama administration weighs the options of military intervention in Syria, it is becoming increasingly clear that there are no good choices.
Perhaps this is a case for the U.S. to decide on the least bad course of action. What is likely to cause the minimum amount of harm at the lowest cost?
Standing by idly watching a genocide is definitely not an option.


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The world famous Huntington: up close and personal

HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART GALLERY AND GARDENS ARE WORLD RENOWNED Whatever else you might miss on a visit to Southern California, this world renowned complex is a must-see. It is a short ride downhill on my bicycle from my home.
Get up close and personal here.


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INDISPENSIBLE JOURNALISM: NYT story on leak crackdown a feather in its cap

The treatment of the crackdown on leakers story on Sunday demonstrates that The New York Times is vital.
It is surviving the existential threat to print media everywhere by offering its readers indispensable journalism like this story.
We should all appreciate being In the (K)now. Get the scoop here.


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HI TECH: New surgical ‘knife’ can detect cancer

An ‘intelligent’ knife that can sniff out tumors to improve cancer surgery has been developed by a team of British scientists. The tissue vaporized by the knife is analyses and has been found to be 100 percent accurate in detecting cancerous cells left after surgery.
It could have a profound effect on diagnosis and treatment of millions of people around the world.


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Economic woes in Greece worse than most are aware

GREEKS WANT TO SOLVE PROBLEMS ON THEIR OWN
The economic crisis in Greece has hit the country way worse than most outsiders are aware.
But with the steady income from tourists, Greece might again be ready to stand on its feet sooner than expected.
Get an inside look from In the (K)now correspondent Alex Ghawi, reporting from Athens.


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TRENDING: Shooting you shooting me – TOO (with a prize)

SUBMIT BEST IMAGE, WIN A GIFT CARD TO STARBUCKS
There can be no doubt that it is happening to you too. Almost everyone today carries some sort of camera in a pocket.
Are you not seeing in your camera view-finder – more and more often –somebody else taking your picture?
Get the scoop – and see the images – here. $10 gift card to Starbucks to the winning entry.


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