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It's safe to say that this time last year, few people had heard of Julian Assange. Now, the controversial WikiLeaks founder is the subject of two books. The New York Times, and Britain's Guardian newspaper, are among several that collaborated with Assange on the release of classified U.S. diplomatic cables, and each has a book's worth of stories about what it meant to work with him.
A woman who blasted her supervisor on Facebook was unfairly fired, according to a decision by the National Labor Relations Board. The woman had complained about her boss on her Facebook page from her home computer. The board said her comments were protected speech under federal labor law.
A former Philippines military chief accused of massive corruption in recent Senate hearings died Tuesday, having apparently shot himself. The military corruption scandal has been a challenge for President Benigno Aquino III, who took office last year pledging to root out widespread graft, and has Filipinos thinking about their legacy of "People Power" revolutions.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's government is trying to promote a return to normal life in Cairo. State TV is showing images of a cabinet meeting and there's talk of a pay hike for government workers. That leaves it to protesters to keep up the pressure.
The iconic Argentine leader Juan Peron has been dead for nearly 40 years, but many of his personal items — including shoes, papers, typewriters and a mirror that belonged to his mother — live on.
But not in a museum. Instead, they clutter a Buenos Aires apartment of a former Peron aide who now wants to auction them off online.
In the dark, hot apartment, Mario Rotundo opens doors and gingerly walks amid the knickknacks. The records and desks, the telex machine and typewriters all once belonged to Peron, the populist strongman still revered in his homeland.