May 10, 2019

Chelsea Manning released from jail after grand jury lapses

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Following the expiration of the term of the grand jury, Chelsea Manning was released from a Virginia jail on Thursday after being detained for nearly 2 months for refusing to testify about WikiLeaks.

What they're saying: Manning's lawyers said she will "continue to refuse to answer questions, and will use every available legal defense to prove to District Judge Trenga that she has just cause for her refusal to give testimony."

The backdrop: Manning was subpoenaed to testify as a part of a federal probe into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has since been detained in London. Manning — who was found in contempt of court for her refusal to provide testimony — is a former Army intelligence analyst who was sentenced in 2013 to 35 years in a military prison for her role in releasing hundreds of thousands of classified military and diplomatic secret files, but whose sentence was commuted by President Obama in 2017.

What's next: Manning is expected to appear before a different grand jury next Thursday, May 16.

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Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign

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Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Wednesday that he is suspending his presidential campaign.

The big picture: It's an end to the campaign of the leading progressive in the race — and the candidate who seemed to be the clear front-runner for the Democratic nomination just a few months ago. It also makes Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee four months before the party's convention in Milwaukee.

Indians look to Taiwan amid China's coronavirus missteps

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Many Indians are angry at China and the World Health Organization for their perceived mishandling of the coronavirus. The efficiency and transparency of Taiwan's response to the epidemic, in contrast, has made it a topic of renewed sympathy and interest in India.

Why it matters: The coronavirus crisis is showcasing Taiwan's democratic system of governance on an international stage, the biggest soft power win for the country in years.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 10:30 a.m. ET: 1,447,466 — Total deaths: 83,471 — Total recoveries: 308,215Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 10:30 a.m. ET: 399,929 — Total deaths: 12,911 — Total recoveries: 22,539Map.
  3. 2020 latest: The results for Wisconsin's primary elections won't be released until April 13. Thousands of residents cast ballots in person.
  4. Federal government latest: The U.S. has begun to see "glimmers of hope" despite its highest recorded number of deaths in 24 hours, Anthony Fauci said.
  5. Public health latest: Surgeon General Jerome Adams highlighted the disproportionate impact the illness is having on African-American communities.
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