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Patt Morrison for August 16, 2012




LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15:  Police stand guard outside the Ecuadorian Embassy where Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks website, is seeking asylum on August 15, 2012 in London, England. Mr Assange has been living inside Ecuador's London embassy since June 19, 2012 after requesting political asylum whilst facing extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault. According to officials within Ecuador's government, Assange is to be granted asylum.   (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15: Police stand guard outside the Ecuadorian Embassy where Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks website, is seeking asylum on August 15, 2012 in London, England. Mr Assange has been living inside Ecuador's London embassy since June 19, 2012 after requesting political asylum whilst facing extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault. According to officials within Ecuador's government, Assange is to be granted asylum. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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Ecuador has granted Julian Assange's request for amnesty. What do they have to gain? Plus, one reason that 'Truman defeats Dewey" was such a surprise is that there was no vast industry for polling and predicting. Now there is, and it could still be wrong. And, the verdict in the trial of Russian feminist punk rockers Pussy Riot is expected at 3 pm local time tomorrow. We'll check in with experts about why the trial has garnered such attention.