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Your Turn: A Coming Diplomatic Showdown Over WikiLeaks

The Ecuadorean government granted political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Assange has been in Ecuador's London Embassy for nearly two months and says he's willing to return to Sweden to face trial, but not before getting an international guarantee that he won't be extradited to the U.S. With the Brits putting pressure on Ecuador, and Sweden not making any promises, what are your thoughts? Should Assange be allowed to leave the embassy and fly to Quito, Ecuador? Or should the Brits step in and not allow it (and breach diplomatic protocol)? And what role does pressure from the Obama administration have to do with it?

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'It's A Surviving Tool': 'Native' Tells Satirical Stories Of Life In Israel

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to author Sayed Kashua, an Israeli-Palestinian whose satirical weekly columns in Haaretz newspaper are collected in his new book called Native.
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What The Heck Is Natural Wine? Here's A Taste

Natural wines can be off-putting at first: perhaps darker than usual, a little fizzy or cloudy. Some find them charming, others unsophisticated. Here's a guide to this trending, quirky style of wine.
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Photos: Obama Declares 3 New National Monuments In California Desert

The new designations protect nearly 1.8 million acres of public lands which include Southern California's highest peak, thousands of Native American rock carvings, endangered animals and a ghost town.
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Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

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