US submits extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, official says

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The United States government has formally submitted an extradition request to Britain for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to a US official.Assange faces an 18-count indictment that accuses him of soliciting and publishing classified information and of conspiring with former Army private Chelsea Manning to crack a Defence Department computer password.Assange, 47, was evicted on April 11 from the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he had been holed up since 2012 after Ecuador granted…

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