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Sep 4, 2013

UPDATE U.S. soldier Manning seeks presidential pardon in WikiLeaks case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. soldier convicted of providing secret files to WikiLeaks in the biggest breach of classified materials in the nation’s history has asked for a presidential pardon, supporters said on Wednesday.

The request for Chelsea, formerly known as Bradley Manning, was filed by attorney David Coombs on Tuesday, according to a statement on the Pardon Private Manning website.

Sep 4, 2013

U.S. soldier Manning seeks presidential pardon in WikiLeaks case

WASHINGTON, Sept 4 (Reuters) – The U.S. soldier convicted of
providing secret files to WikiLeaks in the biggest breach of
classified materials in the nation’s history has asked for a
presidential pardon, supporters said on Wednesday.

The request for Chelsea, formerly known as Bradley, Manning,
was filed by attorney David Coombs on Tuesday, according to a
statement on the Pardon Private Manning website.

Aug 28, 2013

Obama, marchers mark 50 years since King’s ‘Dream’ speech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Thousands of marchers gathered on Washington’s national mall on Wednesday to commemorate civil rights leader Martin Luther King’s famous “I have a dream” speech 50 years ago as activists said his goal of racial harmony remains elusive.

Remarks from President Barack Obama, the first black U.S. president, and bell ringing around the world will mark the moment that King ended his landmark address, which came to symbolize the struggle for equality among blacks and whites in America.

Aug 28, 2013

Obama address, bells to mark 50 years since King’s ‘Dream’ speech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Words from the first black U.S. president and bell ringing around the world on Wednesday will mark 50 years to the minute that civil rights leader Martin Luther King ended his landmark “I have a dream” speech.

Capping a week long celebration of King’s historic call for racial and economic justice, President Barack Obama will speak at the Lincoln Memorial, site of King’s address on August 28, 1963.

Aug 26, 2013

U.S. Army sergeant receives Medal of Honor at White House ceremony

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor on Monday to Army Staff Sergeant Ty Carter, who risked his life to save a wounded soldier under enemy fire during a battle in Afghanistan.

As Carter’s family and members of his unit looked on, Obama placed the medal around the soldier’s neck at a White House ceremony. It is the highest U.S. military honor.

Aug 24, 2013

50 years later, U.S. marchers urge fulfillment of King’s ‘dream’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of marchers converged on Washington, D.C., on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech and to urge action on jobs, voting rights and gun violence.

“We believe in a new America. It’s time to march for a new America,” civil rights leader and MSNBC television commentator Reverend Al Sharpton told the predominantly black crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Aug 23, 2013

50 years after King speech, discrimination feeds black economic gap: Obama

VESTAL, New York/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Friday that America’s history of racial discrimination had contributed to a persistent economic gap between blacks and whites in the 50 years since Martin Luther King’s landmark “I have a dream” speech.

Obama said his own story showed the “enormous strides” the United States had made since King’s speech, but as Washington commemorates the anniversary of King’s address, the disparity between black and white income remained.

Aug 22, 2013

WikiLeaker Manning says wants to live as a woman

WASHINGTON, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Bradley Manning, the U.S.
soldier sentenced to 35 years in military prison for the biggest
breach of classified documents in the nation’s history, said on
Thursday he is female and wants to live as a woman named
Chelsea.

Manning received the sentence on Wednesday for giving more
than 700,000 secret files, videos and diplomatic cables to
WikiLeaks. His lawyers had argued the former Army intelligence
analyst suffered a sexual identity crisis when he leaked the
files while serving in Iraq in 2009 and 2010.

Aug 22, 2013

U.S. soldier Manning gets 35 years for passing documents to WikiLeaks

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – U.S. soldier Bradley Manning was sentenced on Wednesday to 35 years in a military prison for turning over more than 700,000 classified files to WikiLeaks in the biggest breach of secret data in the nation’s history.

The 25-year-old former low-level intelligence analyst, in uniform, stood quietly and showed no emotion as Judge Colonel Denise Lind sentenced him to less time behind bars than the 60 years sought by military prosecutors.

Aug 21, 2013

U.S. soldier Manning gets 35-year prison sentence

, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Bradley Manning, the
U.S. soldier convicted of the biggest breach of classified data
in the nation’s history by providing files to Wikileaks, was
sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday.

Judge Colonel Denise Lind, who last month convicted Manning
of 20 charges including espionage and theft, could have
sentenced him to as many as 90 years in prison. Prosecutors had
asked for 60 years.

    • About Ian

      "Ian Simpson covers Italian equities from Milan with a focus on banks. In a 30-year career, he has been based in Dallas, Kansas City, New York, Washington, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Portugal and Italy. He has reported from more than 20 countries."
      Joined Reuters:
      1990
      Languages:
      Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, some Dari
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