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Obama commutes sentence of WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning, seen in an undated photo, was convicted in August 2013 of espionage and other offenses after admitting to handing classified documents over to WikiLeaksUS President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who is serving 35 years behind bars for giving classified US documents to WikiLeaks. In one of his final acts as president, Obama pardoned 64 people and commuted the sentences of 209 others, including the imprisoned transgender soldier who was convicted in August 2013 of espionage and other offenses. Among those pardoned was James Cartwright, a former four-star general who lied to the FBI about his discussions with journalists about Iran’s nuclear program.

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