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Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook, depicting Julian Assange, centre, in the dock with his defence team, Edward Fitzgerald QC, left, and Mark Simmons QC, at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in London, during an extradition hearing, Monday Feb. 24, 2020.  The U.S. government began outlining its extradition case against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in a London court. (Elizabeth Cook/PA via AP)

Lawyer complains of prison treatment of WikiLeaks' Assange

Feb. 25, 2020 12:39 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for Julian Assange complained Tuesday that the WikiLeaks founder was handcuffed 11 times, stripped naked twice and had court papers taken away on the first day of a hearing on his extradition to the United States. Attorney Edward Fitzgerald told a judge that the treatment of Assange...

President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he leaves the White House, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Washington, en route to India. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Trump says he was not told that Russia was helping Sanders

Feb. 23, 2020 1:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he has never been briefed about Russian efforts to help Bernie Sanders win the Democratic presidential nomination and he accused the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee of leaking election security information from a classified...

Ex-intelligence official pleads to leaking Top Secret info

Feb. 20, 2020 3:55 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former counterterrorism analyst pleaded guilty Thursday to leaking classified information to two journalists, including one he was dating. Henry Kyle Frese, 31, of Philadelphia, held a top-secret clearance when he worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency. He pleaded guilty...

FILE- In this June 26, 2018 file photo, Reality Winner walks into the Federal Courthouse in Augusta, Ga. Winner is serving a five year sentence for mailing a classified U.S. report to a news organization. She is asking President Donald Trump to grant her clemency. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP, File)

Imprisoned for leaking secrets, woman seeks Trump clemency

Feb. 18, 2020 2:41 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A former government contractor serving time in federal prison for leaking a classified document to a news organization is making an appeal for early release to President Donald Trump, who once tweeted that he considered her crime to be “small potatoes.” Reality Winner,...

This Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 photo shows details from a print of a leaked database obtained by The Associated Press. Text reads,

China’s 'War on Terror' uproots families, leaked data shows

Feb. 17, 2020 6:29 PM EST

Beijing (AP) — For decades, the Uighur imam was a bedrock of his farming community in China’s far west. On Fridays, he preached Islam as a religion of peace. On Sundays, he treated the sick with free herbal medicine. In the winter, he bought coal for the poor. But as a Chinese government mass...

This Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 photo shows details from a print of a leaked database obtained by The Associated Press. Text reads,

Leaked data shows China's Uighurs detained due to religion

Feb. 17, 2020 11:56 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — When a Chinese government mass detention campaign engulfed Memtimin Emer's native Xinjiang region three years ago, the elderly Uighur imam was swept up and locked away, along with three of his sons. Now, a leaked database exposes in extraordinary detail the main reasons for the detentions of...

Defendant David McBride talks to the media before his court appearance in Canberra, Australia, on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. His lawyer Bernard Collaery is charged with conspiring to reveal classified information that expose a diplomatic scandal and McBride is charged with leaking secret documents alleging military misconduct in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)

Whistleblower lawyer represents whistleblower in Australia

Feb. 14, 2020 2:16 AM EST

CANBERRA, Ausrtralia (AP) — A lawyer charged with conspiring to reveal classified information to expose a diplomatic scandal appeared in a Canberra court on Friday representing another alleged whistleblower charged with leaking secret documents alleging military misconduct in Afghanistan. The lawyer,...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. President Donald Trump has ousted Sondland, who gave damaging testimony in impeachment inquiry.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Payback: Trump ousts officials who testified on impeachment

Feb. 8, 2020 10:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exacting swift punishment against those who crossed him, an emboldened President Donald Trump ousted two government officials who had delivered damaging testimony against him during his impeachment hearings. The president took retribution just two days after his acquittal by the Senate....

FILE - This May 18, 1973, file photo shows Daniel Ellsberg, the former government consultant who in 1971 released the Pentagon Papers that exposed the deceit of American policymakers during the Vietnam War. A federal judge ruled Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, that the federal government must release some documents that will shed light on two grand juries that sat in Boston nearly 50 years ago to investigate the leak of the Pentagon Papers. (AP Photo, File)

Judge OKs limited release of Pentagon Papers case records

Feb. 4, 2020 4:58 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The government must release some documents that will shed light on two grand juries that sat in Boston nearly 50 years ago to investigate the leak of the Pentagon Papers, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The records detailing the probe into the publication of records that exposed the deceit of...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo a microphone stands at the entrance to a secure area during a closed-door interview with David Holmes, a career diplomat and the political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Labor Department will begin restricting news organizations' use of economic data by barring computers from the rooms where reporters receive such data before its public release, department officials announced Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Labor Department limits news outlets' use of embargoed data

Jan. 16, 2020 5:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department will begin restricting news organizations' use of economic data by barring computers from the rooms where reporters receive such data before its public release, department officials announced Thursday. The early access to embargoed data allows news services to prepare...