Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, seen here in a teleconference last month, has been under a constant police guard outside Ecuador's London embassy since June of 2012. Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Julian Assange (left) is happy with a new offer from Sweden, his lawyers say. He's seen here with American linguist and writer Noam Chomsky on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder sought refuge to avoid extradition. Yui Mok/PA Photos /Landov hide caption

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange attends an August news conference at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. On Thursday, a Swedish appeals court upheld a 2010 detention order against Assange on accusations of sexual assault. John Stillwell/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (right) said he'll leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, at a news conference with Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino. Assange has been holed up at the embassy for two years. John Stillwell/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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WikiLeaks' Assange Says He'll Leave Embassy In London

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Former Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning, found guilty of espionage and theft Tuesday, could face a lengthy prison sentence. A penalty hearing for Manning begins today. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Army Pfc. Bradley Manning (right) is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., on June 25, 2012. His attorney announced that Manning, who is accused of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, had agreed to plead guilty to lesser charges. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (left) and Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino appear on a window of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on June 16. Assange has been living at the embassy for the past year. Patino announced Sunday that Ecuador would consider giving asylum to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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Army Pfc. Bradley Manning (right) is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., on June 25, 2012. His lawyer announced that Manning, who is accused of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, had agreed to plead guilty to lesser charges. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Army Pfc. Bradley Manning (right) is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., on June 25, 2012. His lawyer announced that Manning, who is accused of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, had agreed to plead guilty to lesser charges. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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