Jan 17, 2017

Obama commutes sentence of WikiLeaks source

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On Tuesday, Obama commuted a large bulk of the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning — the army intelligence analyst who was sentenced to a 35 years for leaking classified military secrets.

Last week NBC reported that Manning, a transgender woman incarcerated at the male military prison, was on the short list for commutation.

What's next: Manning is set to be freed in five months, on May 17, rather than in 2045.

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