A name we haven’t talked about in years, Julian Assange appears to have worked out a plea deal, for a conspiracy charge and time served, potentially ending his legal saga and allowing him to return to Australia. This marks the end of a legal battle spanning over a decade. The charges stem from his role in publishing classified U.S. information, a case dating back to the Obama administration’s first term. This is a significant twist in a story that began with major data disclosures during the Obama presidency. It remains to be seen what the broader implications are on press freedom and national security.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to plead guilty in a deal with the United States, allowing him to go free years after publishing classified information obtained by Chelsea Manning.

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