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  • FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. In an unprecedented move, the Pentagon is trying to transfer convicted national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison so she can get treatment for her gender disorder, defense officials said Tuesday May 13, 2014.  (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File)

    Lawyer: Treat leaker Manning at military facility

    The Pentagon is trying to transfer convicted national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison where she can get treatment for a gender-identity condition. But her lawyer said Wednesday that a move from a military prison would make Manning choose between the treatment and her safety.


  • Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

    An Army private convicted of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.


  • Judge to mull Chelsea Manning name change request

    A Kansas judge will on Wednesday consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley, as she serves a 35-year sentence for passing classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.


  • Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

    An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Army said Monday.


  • FILE - In this photo provided by the Broward County, Fla., Sheriff's Office is James Robert Jones, 59, who walked away from the famed prison at Fort Leavenworth nearly 40 years ago. Jones returned to Kansas Tuesday, March 18, 2014 and is being housed at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks where he is expected to serve out the remaining time on a 23-year sentence for murdering a fellow soldier at Fort Dix, N.J., in 1974. (AP Photo/Broward County Sheriff's Office, File)

    Army fugitive back in Kansas prison after 37 years

    Nearly 40 years after James Robert Jones walked away from the famed prison at Fort Leavenworth, he returned to military custody this week to find the historic structure gone and the corrections system changed.


  • Ex-soldier convicted in Iraqi man's death released

    A former U.S. Army first lieutenant from Oklahoma who was convicted of killing an Iraqi prisoner has been released from a military prison after being granted parole.


  • Pvt. Bradley Manning

    Bradley Manning seeks pardon from president

    Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, who now is serving a 35-year sentence at Fort Leavenworth for leaking stacks of classified documents to WikiLeaks for publication, wants a pardon from President Obama for information he released that isn't deemed so sensitive.


  • ** FILE ** Army Pfc. Bradley Manning poses wearing a wig and lipstick in an undated photo. Manning emailed his military therapist the photo with a letter titled, "My problem," in which he described his issues with gender identity and his hope that a military career would "get rid of it." (AP Photo/U.S. Army)

    Bradley Manning’s attorney: Inmates have accepted ‘her for who she is’

    The attorney for Pvt. Bradley Manning, the convicted document leaker who insisted on his way to Fort Leavenworth that he wants to be a woman called Chelsea, said his client is doing well in prison and has already made several friends who have accepted “her for who she is.”


  • ** FILE ** Pfc. Bradley Manning (Associated Press)

    Government to disclose evidence against WikiLeaks suspect in pretrial hearing

    The Army is preparing to hold a pre-trial hearing that for the first time will disclose the government's case in detail against the soldier accused of disseminating thousands of classified documents that were aired on the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.


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