A British judge wrapped up an extradition hearing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday. NPR's David Greene says the judge will be back with a decision in two weeks on whether Assange should be handed over to Swedish authorities to face sex-crime allegations.
Lawyers for Assange tried a new tactic Friday, alleging that remarks by the Swedish prime minister have poisoned Assange's chances of a fair hearing in Sweden.
Mitt Romney opened the second day of CPAC Friday with a pugnacious, partisan speech lambasting President Obama's economic policy, touting so-called American exceptionalism — and even knocking the first lady's organic garden at the White House.
Just when it seemed that he'd offer all the right soundbites for the conservative crowd, he concluded without addressing the Republican Party's No. 1 target: Obama's health care law.
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, who was elected last November after promising to reform health care in the state, unveiled a bill Tuesday that would abolish most forms of private health insurance and move state residents into a publicly funded insurance pool.
His much anticipated proposal lays out a strategy that leaves a number of key details — including how to pay for the system — open for debate.
After weeks of mass anti-government protests, Hosni Mubarak resigned as Egypt's president Friday. During his three decades in power, he was known around the world as an Arab leader who maintained peaceful relations with Israel and close ties to the U.S. through often difficult times. But for the protesters who have kept vigil in Cairo's Tahrir Square, Mubarak was considered a repressive dictator.