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Julian Assange to appear in court (The Guardian)

Julian Assange is expected to appear in court Thursday following his arrest in London.

The WikiLeaks founder was expelled from the Ecuadorian Embassy after he was holed up there for nearly seven years, and British police had long ago threatened to arrest him as soon as he left the building.

The 47-year-old Assange was arrested on an extradition warrant issued by the U.S.

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Trump losing ground among retirees in must-win Florida

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Jim Farr is a staunch 77-year-old Republican in the sunny southern state of Florida, which lures retirees from all over America -- a powerful political bloc.

As the country's presidential election draws nearer, Farr dislikes the idea of voting for a Democrat. But the idea of giving President Donald Trump another term irks him even more.

Farr, who lives in Kissimmee in the central part of the state, is a devout Christian who considers abortion akin to "murdering babies" and believes in what he calls compassionate capitalism. He says it is not the Republican party that has lost a supporter -- the president has.

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There’s something much more exciting happening behind the scenes of the Biden-Harris ticket

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Joe Biden’s pick of Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate for the 2020 Democratic presidential ticket has generated strong responses. While many Democrats are elated at the idea of seeing a brown-skinned woman of Indian and Jamaican heritage in such a position, progressives are debating one another about Harris’ mixed record on bread-and-butter issues such as criminal justice reform, foreign policy, and health care. In many ways, Harris is not unlike Barack Obama: charismatic, intellectually brilliant, telegenic, and with just the kind of racially diverse background that symbolizes an America that most liberal-minded people want to live in. But far more hopeful than Harris’ achievement is the new crop of staunchly progressive young people of color that is chipping away at the Democratic Party establishment through electoral politics.

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2020 Election

Scranton cheers hometown hero Joe Biden on to the White House

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In a small sandwich shop in Scranton, Pennsylvania, customers crowd in with a life-size cardboard cut-out of Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential challenger who was born in the city and visited the shop as a child.

"He used to come up here when he was a little kid," says Tom Owens, the owner of Hank's Hoagies.

The place had a different name then -- it was reportedly called Simmy's, and it sold penny candy to a young Biden and his friends -- but decades later he has not forgotten his way there, as he proved with a visit in October last year.

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