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    Manning Requests Presidential Pardon

    WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 21:  Protesters demonstrate in support of Bradley Manning on August 21, 2013 in front of the White House in Washington, DC. Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.  (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

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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