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    Manning Requests Presidential Pardon

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    Whaddya say, Obama? Chelsea née Bradley Manning, who was sentenced to 35 years in prison last month for leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, is asking for a presidential pardon. "I urge you to consider this matter closely and to take a positive step towards protecting whistleblowers who release information to the media for the public good by either reducing Private Manning's sentence to time served, or by granting him a full pardon," Manning's attorney wrote in the request, which was filed on Tuesday, according to a statement on the website "Pardon Private Manning." The White House previously said a pardon request would be considered "like any other application."

    Read it at Reuters