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Key dates in the case of WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning

Key dates in the case of WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning

Manning was released Wednesday from a lockup at Kansas' Fort Leavenworth. She served seven years out of 35 and on Wednesday, she finally walked free. Hawkins was planning to film Manning as she was released from prison Wednesday. Hawkins has followed her legal team since 2014. Manning, who was known as Bradley Manning before transitioning, was convicted in 2013 of 20 counts, including six Espionage Act violations.


Controversy over Trump's Israel policy continues ahead of visit

Controversy over Trump's Israel policy continues ahead of visit

The drama unfolded when a senior White House official said that the Western Wall was part of the West Bank and not part of Israel's territory, as Channel 2 reported on Monday. Israel was in an uproar Wednesday after US officials confirmed Trump shared highly classified intelligence about the Islamic State group with senior Russian officials visiting the White House.


Pope Francis Just Declared 2 Portuguese Children Saints

Pope Francis Just Declared 2 Portuguese Children Saints

Marking the milestone is momentous for devotees such as Mary Kruso, a mother of four from Wyandotte who has visited the Fatima site in Portugal and credits devotion with deepening her faith. Hotels and apartments were sold out months ago. On Saturday, the pope will canonize two of the little shepherds who saw Our Lady in Fatima, siblings Jacinta and Francisco.



House GOP leader suggested Putin was paying Trump

Lawmakers laughed at McCarthy's comment, the Post reported, and then he added, "swear to God". He added that McCarthy had reminded him of the exchange Wednesday. At the time, USA intelligence agencies knew that the Russians had hacked the DNC and other institutions, but Moscow had yet to start publicly releasing damaging emails through WikiLeaks to undermine Trump's Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton.



More killed, hundreds injured in Venezuela protests

Luis Alviarez, 18, was hit in the chest during clashes with police in the western state of Tachira. Videos of the violence in Tachira on Monday showed protesters throwing rocks and in one case setting an armored truck on fire. Rather, in a statement released Monday , the global organization declared that "fundamental rights of the Venezuelan people must be respected, including the right to peacefully demonstrate".



Labour manifesto pledges to tax top earners 'to help the many'

McDonnell also said people earning more than £80,000 will face a "relatively modest" tax increase. So will Labour also look to reform pension tax relief? "Behavioural change by those facing these tax rates becomes as important as the rates themselves - as does government action to try and respond to those changes".