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New Details Emerge in the Case Against WikiLeaks Founder

London's Guardian, a newspaper known for its liberal politics and freedom-of-information campaigns, published in its Tuesday edition what appears to be the most extensive account to date of the events that led Swedish prosecutors to open investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct by WikiLeaks founder and frontman Julian Assange.

The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro

To tell the story of how America's game gained Dominican flavor, Mark Kurlansky focuses on a single town: San Pedro de Macorís—the birthplace of All-Stars like Robinson Cano, Sammy Sosa, and Alfonso Soriano, and the home of more major leaguers per capita than anywhere in the world. More than one in four major leaguers are Latin-born (up from zero a half century ago), and no country has contributed a greater share of the talent than the Dominican Republic.

Fear and Allergies in the Lunchroom

It's 1 p.m. at Mercer Elementary School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Lena Paskewitz's kindergarten class is filled with the happy hum of kids getting ready for their favorite part of the day: lunch.

Television: Live From The Closet

As co-host of the entertainment show "The Insider," Lara Spencer needs to be able to file a story fast: no easy task with two kids at home. But Spencer gets help--an audio recording setup she uses to update stories any time ...

Bundle of Conflicts?

According to Wall Street lore, Sanford (Sandy) Weill needs to run Citigroup like you and I need to breathe. Weill, the man who built Citigroup Inc. into the world's largest financial supermarket, stepped down as chairman of the firm this week  and, it's safe to say,  he's still breathing.Since naming Charles Prince as CEO in 2003, Weil, 73,  has gradually relinquished power and withdrawn from the day-to-day operations of the firm.

IM's New Calling

A colleague had an interesting question last week. Her family is already overloaded with media and communications service plans. They have separate local and long distance phone service, two mobile phones, cable TV and a DSL Internet connection.

PERISCOPE

WORLD AFFAIRS The Biggest Impact Money can't buy happiness, but it could do a better job of solving some of the world's problems. That was the working thesis of eight top economists who met in Copenhagen the last week of May to rank a list of the world's most dire problems according to which could most effectively be solved with infusions of cash.

Learning To Manage Your Debt

Personal bankruptcy filings are at an all-time high, with more than 1.45 million Americans filing for bankruptcy in 2001, according to the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Eyeball To Eyeball, At A Distance

Craig Brandofino, who runs videoconferences for the New York accounting firm Ernst & Young, was looking for ways to leverage the firm's top-of-the-line system.

Step Into A Dark Alley

IT'S 9 P.M. AT THE BRUNSWICK CEDAR Creek Lanes in Marietta, Ga. The regular Thursday league games are wrapping up, and knots of working-class men mill about, polishing off their draft beers and sharing a final joke for the road.

Should You Do Windows?

It was the computer industry's version of a Pearl Jam concert. Last month hordes of fans stationed themselves at the entrance to a college auditorium in San Antonio well before show time.

MEN, WOMEN & COMPUTERS

AS A LONGTIME "STAR TREK" devotee, Janis Cortese was eager to be part of the Trekkie discussion group on the Internet. But when she first logged on, Cortese noticed that these fans of the final frontier devoted megabytes to such profound topics as whether Troi or Crusher had bigger breasts.

Tampering or Dirty Trick?

The FBI announced late last week that it had found "no evidence" of tampering with Bill Clinton's passport file at the State Department. Since NEWSWEEK reported in its Oct. 12 issue that the agency was investigating suspected tampering, the Clinton campaign has charged it was a dirty trick by the Bush camp, coming at a time when the president's team was desperately trying to make an issue of Clinton's Moscow trip and antiwar activity in the late 1960s.

Thirty Seconds Over Medellin

It appeared to be a bizarre murder plot, even by the standards of Latin America's two most violent countries. Last week a senior air force officer from El Salvador was charged with stealing four U.S.-made 500-pound bombs.

Thirty Seconds Over Medellin

It appeared to be a bizarre murder plot, even by the standards of Latin America's two most violent countries. Last week a senior air force officer from El Salvador was charged with stealing four U.S.-made 500-pound bombs.