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U.S. pursues case against WikiLeaks founder

The U.S. government is asking a British court to allow WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be extradited to face federal espionage charges over the leak of documents about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Trevor Timm of the Freedom of the Press Foundation and Scott Anderson, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and former attorney-adviser for the U.S. State Department, spoke with Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers on CBSN about the case.


Powell remembered as groundbreaking figure

Colin Powell died from COVID-19 complications at age 84 amid a battle with the blood cancer multiple myeloma and other underlying conditions. Powell was the first Black secretary of state and also a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. CBS News correspondent Meg Oliver reports on his life and legacy, and CBS News political contributor Joel Payne, a Democratic strategist, joined CBSN's Tanya Rivero to discuss what people will remember the most about Powell.


The story of the Chicago 7 trial

Half a century ago the U.S. government prosecuted the accused leaders of anti-Vietnam War protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, where clashes with police spilled blood on the streets of Chicago. A new film by Academy Award-winner Aaron Sorkin, "The Trial of the Chicago 7," recounts that dangerous conflict in the legal and media realms. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Sorkin about the relevance of the story to today. She also talks with star Sacha Baron Cohen¸ and with two of the trial defendants – Rennie Davis and Lee Weiner – about the politics of fighting back.

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