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    Did Assange Try to Warn the White House?

    Accused of putting hundreds of lives at risk by spilling classified information, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange now claims he tried to warn then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton back in 2011 about the risk his work posed. His British lawyer described his efforts yesterday, saying during a London extradition hearing that State Department officials told him to "call back in a couple hours."

    So is Assange the good guy? It's not that simple: His defense says a book published by The Guardian contained a 58-key password for the unredacted files — but the newspaper claims Assange told them the password would expire within hours.

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