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Hillary Clinton told an audience in New York on Thursday night that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange "has to answer for what he has done," quipping to the audience that she has some familiarity with his work, per CNN.

What she's saying: "I think it is clear from the indictment that came out it's not about punishing journalism, it is about assisting the hacking of a military computer to steal information from the United States government."

  • Chaser: "I do think it's a little ironic that he may be the only foreigner that this administration would welcome to the United States."

Flashback: Assange was arrested in London yesterday on a charge, which carries a maximum of five years in prison, alleging that he conspired with Chelsea Manning in 2010 to crack a password on Defense Department computers.

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Venezuela's predictable elections herald an uncertain future

The watchful eyes of Hugo Chávez on an election poster in Caracas. Photo: Cristian Hernandez/AFP via Getty

Venezuelans will go to the polls on Sunday, Nicolás Maduro will complete his takeover of the last opposition-held body, and much of the world will refuse to recognize the results.

The big picture: The U.S. and dozens of other countries have backed an opposition boycott of the National Assembly elections on the grounds that — given Maduro's tactics (like tying jobs and welfare benefits to voting), track record, and control of the National Electoral Council — they will be neither free nor fair.

Biden plans to ask public to wear masks for first 100 days in office

Joe Biden. Photo: Mark Makela/Gettu Images

President-elect Joe Biden told CNN on Thursday that he plans to ask the American public to wear face masks for the first 100 days of his presidency.

The big picture: Biden also stated he has asked NIAID director Anthony Fauci to stay on in his current role, serve as a chief medical adviser and be part of his COVID-19 response team when he takes office early next year.

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