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The U.S. case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Ellen Nakashima on Julian Assange’s arrest in London. Moriah Balingit on challenges for low-income Asian American students. Plus, Marian Anderson and the concert that changed America.
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WikiLeaks founder arrested in London
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested Thursday morning after Ecuador rescinded the asylum it had granted him since 2012.

National security reporter Ellen Nakashima says Assange now could face extradition to the United States on charges for conspiring to help Chelsea Manning hack a classified Defense Department computer in 2010.

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How low-income Asian Americans fare under affirmative action policies
Harvard recently said it had offered higher admittance to Asian American students and low-income students this year. But a federal judge is still weighing whether Harvard racially discriminated against Asian American applicants, who argue the university used a quota in their decisions.

Post education reporter Moriah Balingit says there is a difference between how low-income Asian American students are considered in university admissions compared with wealthier Asian American students.

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The concert that changed America
Eighty years ago, after the Daughters of the American Revolution refused to let her perform at Constitution Hall because she was black, opera singer Marian Anderson performed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Her performance — and the choice she made for her opening song — was a civil rights milestone.

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