Mar 1, 2019

Chelsea Manning plans to fight subpoena

Chelsea Manning speaks during the C2 conference in Montreal. Photo: Lars Hagberg/AFP/Getty Images

Chelsea Manning, who had her sentence commuted by President Obama in 2017 after leaking classified military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks as an Army intelligence analyst, has been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury, the New York Times reports.

What to watch: Her lawyers have been speaking with an assistant U.S. attorney who argued that any charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should remain secret. Manning's subpoena was issued in the same district where Assange was charged. In an interview with NYT, Manning said she did not know why she was being subpoenaed and plans to fight it.

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Editor's note: This piece has been corrected to reflect that Manning's sentence was commuted by President Obama, not that she received a pardon.

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Fear of coronavirus pandemic escalates

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In the blink of an eye, we've entered a new phase on the coronavirus.

The big picture: Italy, Iran and South Korea are at "decisive" points in their responses, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

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Stocks fall 4% as sell-off worsens

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Stocks fell more than 4% on Thursday, extending the market’s worst week since the financial crisis in 2008 following a spike in coronavirus cases around the world.

The big picture: All three indices are in correction, down over 10% from recent record-highs, amid a global market rout. It's the S&P 500's quickest decline into correction territory in the index's history, per Deutsche Bank.

Coronavirus updates: California monitors 8,400 potential cases

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

33 people in California have tested positive for the coronavirus, and health officials are monitoring 8,400 people who have recently returned from "points of concern," Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has killed more than 2,800 people and infected over 82,000 others in some 50 countries and territories. The novel coronavirus is now affecting every continent but Antarctica, and the WHO said Wednesday the number of new cases reported outside China has exceeded those inside the country for the first time.

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