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That's where song has lived since two thousand twelve he took refuge in that embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden and says he believes the Swedish authorities at intended to extradite him to the United States and peers Avia Quist arcton is with us now from London Fabius. This was quite the scene of television cameras were present when he was removed from the Ecuadorian embassy. What can you tell us? Absolutely. I mean, it's so unusual that this sort of case should happen. Now, the British metaphor. Police are keen to stress that they were invited in by the Ecuadorian embassy to remove Yudin assoc, and they actively revoked his political asylum, as you know, in twenty twelve he was in called here in Britain, and he was given bail. He if ectively skip bail by bolting into the Ecuadorian and Bassy here in Knightsbridge, a Tony part of London at the time, Julian Assange was investigative with the Ecuadorian lead of the time. But now he is not and it looks as if the Ecuadorian feel that he is overstated his welcome. He has leak things about the current 'Ecuadorean president time to go. That's why they say they called in the British police, and even though the police were invited into the Ecuadorian embassy. Clearly this happened with their green light Julian Assange himself did not go voluntarily. No, dude. Assange with a loan. Oh, snowy bid was escorted out. He didn't look as if he was resisting. But he was being held by very many police officers right into the van, and then he shouted something which I didn't catch on his way out. Now have to say that Wicky leaks. Saying Ecuador has a legally terminated us owns his political signing violation of international law when they say he was arrested by the police inside the embassy at about ten o'clock local time this morning. I want to bring in another voice of the conversation. NPR justice. Correspondent Ryan Lucas Ryan this has been years in the making can you take us back? When was the first time the name, Julian Assange came into the public consciousness, well, Wiki leaks. I started to pop up around two thousand eight but it really kind of entered the consciousness of Americans round twenty ten and that's when WikiLeaks published a trove of US diplomatic and military documents related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, they published a video that the US military was very. Angry about it time that showed essentially a US hillock opther opening fire in Iraq on a building where there were men who appeared to be perhaps insurgents, but it turns out that a couple of them were. In fact, a rocky journalists. Wikileaks really caused a stir with this with this release of documents at the time that really kind of catapulted the leader of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange into the public consciousness, and it really was the beginning of this kind of thorn in the side that we leaks became for the US government. And we should just know that this is what led to Chelsea Manning being indicted. Right. That's right. Chelsea Manning was one of the individuals who provided those documents the military documents to WikiLeaks leaked them to two leaks. Manning actually pleaded guilty to some of the charges received thirty five years in prison over her role in that President Obama commuted that sentence in the final days of his administration. But manning has actually been in court recently over what appears to be a grand jury investigation of Julian Assange, so maybe he has been in under the protection of the Ecuadorian in. Embassy for all these years. What has he been doing their the Ecuadorians will tell you? He's been talking too much then that was in breach of his asylum provision, which is why eventually he has been pushed out, but let me say that there are several strands of calls to the story. Because of course, as the US is he gave me extra to that. Or not Britain has said, it will not extradite anyone to a country where they might face the death penalty, if adequately a shoulder, and of course, that's case in the US. But don't forget Sweden. He was in the colts hair because Sweden wanted him to be extradited on alleged rape and molestation charges which would eventually dropped. But may be revoked union Assange is wanted by very many people. He's huge unpopular. The Ecuadorians have become hostile to him. Although the foam leader was sympathetic to him. It's a sort of sunny chilly day here in London. Julian Assange must be sweating buckets. Because seventy he's now in the hands of the participants. Like, it doesn't have a lot of allies. I mean Ryan can you just give us the broad picture of of the legal proceedings against Julian Assange here in the United States for a long time. The Obama administration looked at possible charges against Julian Assange, but this is a tricky issue because WikiLeaks functions in many ways, like its supporters will certainly say like a media organization, it gets government secrets it releases them to the public. So that it can expose wrongdoing or malfeasance by the government. It says that it plays a critical role in doing these things. And this is something that Assange lawyer in the United States berry Pollock said today, he said that UK courts will need to resolve. What appears to be an unprecedented effort by the United States seeking to. Stride. And he says here a foreign journalist face criminal charges. For publishing truthful information, this has been the line from WikiLeaks all along, but it came out in November in a what appeared to be a mistake by US. Federal prosecutors in Virginia. That Assange appears to be the subject of a sealed indictment in the eastern district of Virginia. It's not exactly clear what charges may be brought against Assange. But certainly that is hanging over him. A spokesman for the Justice department. Mark Romande said today, we are aware of the reports that Julian Assange was taken into custody by United Kingdom authorities and he just referred us to British authorities for comment regarding the arrest. So do either of you. I mean, do we have any sense of literally what happens in the next hours or days suddenly here in Britain? The authorities say they want in to go through the British legal system. Because of course, he skipped bail you too many. He's a true Sika and two other heat of he's a menace. So question Mark about what happens eventually, and whether he'll end up in the US, don't all right NPR's ofeibea Quist arcton in London. NPR justice. Correspondent Ryan Lou. Lucas in Washington covering the London police their arrest of co founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, thanks to both. We appreciate it. Pleasure. Thank you. Scientists have discovered some wild plants growing in field in Kansas that have kind of superpower they can defy the most modern technologies designed to kill them off. It's the latest esscalation in a long running agricultural arms race farmers versus weeds NPR's, Dan, Charles has the story. There was a moment about twenty years ago. When some farmers thought, they defeated weeds forever. Biotech companies have given them a new weapon genetically engineered crops that could tolerate doses of the herbicide. Glyphosate also known by its trade name roundup. They could spray this chemical right over their crops, clear way the weeds, even though the crops were fine Stanley Culpepper. We'd scientists at the university of Georgia says there was talk that maybe weeds would never defeat roundup. So I was going to school during this time. And I was trying by some really really amazing people. And I was even trying that they would never be a we'd become resistant around up because it was complicate too complicated. Because of the way roundup kills plants in two thousand five Stanley Culpepper found some weeds in Georgia that round up could not kill and not just any wheat. It was a kind of monster. We'd called Palmer amaranth or pig weed and over the following years. The weeds spread like a plague across America's farmland, they're practically everywhere in the south now spreading northward through. The midwest impact is just unbelievable. We'd invested over one point two billion with a B his in the cotton industry. Sorry for controlling resistant Pomeranz since we first discovered. It biotech companies rolled out a new answer new genetically engineered crops that can tolerate to other weedkillers die Cambe. Then two four d so farmers can spray those chemicals on their fields to kill the weeds. There's a lot riding on these new products billions of dollars. But now even before they've been fully launched. They may be starting to fail the evidence for this is sitting in a greenhouse at Kansas state university carefully tended by graduate student here. Shandra michelle. That was fade to forty. This planned planned separate goodness, I see trays and trays of growing Piggly. These plants are the offspring of weeds that another Kansas state. Scientists Dallas Peterson noticed last summer in a field where he does research. They seem to survive every chemically threw at them. We were just not able to control or kill those weeds following those herbicide applications, so we dug out the whole plant and brought them to the in house and keep them in isolation. Sham and her colleagues collected the seeds grew new generations of these plans to study them and found these plants can survive sprays of two four d some also seem immune to die Cambe, the probably resistant to glyphosate. And if they showed up in one field, probably in other fields to basically, they're a farmers nightmare Stanley Culpepper at the university of Georgia says, he's not surprised nobody should be surprised anymore. But the superpowers of pig. We'd I'm telling you, this is just an absolute. Fascinating plant. You have to respect it in the first line respect. This plant will outsmart me if I do the same thing over and over again colpepper tells farmers they still can control this week, but they'll need to use a bunch of different tools, multiple chemicals alternating."