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El Chapo meets his match: Brooklyn 25.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
One of the world's most notorious drug kingpins and prolific prison escape artists, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was extradited to the United States last Thursday in what was undoubtedly a pre-Trump inauguration gift from Mexican authorities to the Obama administration. "El Chapo," as he is customarily known, was immediately brought to the federal courthouse in Brooklyn for his arraignment on a 17-count indictment for which he faces life in prison.
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Clemency for Chelsea Manning - but will Assange, Snowden find US merciful? 23.1.2017 All International Stories
Manning's lawyers argued she was motivated by a desire to expose reality of war to American people
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Famous US extradition cases 20.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
The extradition of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States is the latest among famous US extradition cases. Here is a look at several.
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Clemency for Manning- Will Assange and Snowden have the same fate? 19.1.2017 Latest News
Chelsea manning will be released in May 2017 after serving 7 of her 35-year's imprisonment sentence
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Snowden, Ellsberg Issue Heartfelt Support for Almost-Free Chelsea Manning 18.1.2017 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Nadia Prupis, staff writer

President Barack Obama's commutation Tuesday of Chelsea Manning's 35-year prison sentence brought about ecstatic reactions from the whistleblower's supporters, who have waged a campaign for her freedom for years.

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More clemency coming after Obama shortens Manning's sentence 18.1.2017 Yahoo: Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Embracing his clemency powers like never before, President Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's ...
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More clemency coming after Obama shortens Manning’s sentence 18.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Embracing his clemency powers like never before, President Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning’s sentence. Obama became the president to have granted more commutations than any other when he announced Tuesday that Manning will be […]
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Julian Assange welcomes Obama's decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence 18.1.2017 DNA: India
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has welcomed the decision by US President Barack Obama to commute the sentence of Chelsea Manning, jailed for leaking classified US documents, while calling for an end to a "war on whistleblowers". "I welcome President Obama's decision to commute the sentence of Ms. Chelsea Manning from 35 years to time served," Assange said in a statement yesterday sent to AFP by one of his lawyers. He said Manning should never have been convicted and described her as "a hero, whose bravery should have been applauded not condemned". "In order for democracy and the rule of law to thrive, the government should immediately end this war on whistleblowers, and publishers such as WikiLeaks and myself," Assange added. Manning was convicted in August 2013 of espionage and other offenses after admitting to leaking 700,000 sensitive military and diplomatic classified documents to WikiLeaks. A transgender soldier, she was sentenced by military court martial as Bradley Manning and has since been ...
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Transgender US soldier at center of WikiLeaks case 18.1.2017 Yahoo: Politics
Chelsea Manning, the transgender American soldier whose prison sentence President Barack Obama commuted Tuesday, became a hero to anti-war activists and a villain to government officials outraged over her leaking of classified files. Originally named Bradley, Manning was convicted in August 2013 and sentenced to 35 years in prison for espionage and other offenses after admitting to handing a massive trove of classified documents to the WikiLeaks website. After sentencing, Manning announced that she identified as female and later obtained legal authorization to change her name and receive hormone ...
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Obama shortens Manning's term, grants clemency to hundreds 18.1.2017 Yahoo: Politics

Obama shortens Manning's term, grants clemency to hundredsWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the transgender Army intelligence officer convicted of leaking more than 700,000 U.S. documents to go free nearly three decades early.


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Obama commutes sentence of WikiLeaks source Manning 18.1.2017 Yahoo: Politics
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of transgender soldier Chelsea Manning, who is serving 35 years behind bars for handing classified US documents to WikiLeaks. Obama pardoned 64 people and commuted the sentences of 209 others, including Manning, in one of his final acts as president. Manning was convicted in August 2013 of espionage and other offenses after admitting to leaking 700,000 sensitive military and diplomatic classified documents to ...
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With clemency for Manning, attention turns to WikiLeaks head 18.1.2017 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's decision Tuesday to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the Army leaker's case: Julian Assange....
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Obama shortens Manning's term, grants clemency to hundreds 18.1.2017 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the Army intelligence officer who leaked scores of classified documents to go free nearly three decades early....
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Will John McCain protect America from Trump's strange affinity for Putin? 6.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

I would love to know what John McCain is thinking right now as he ponders the coming presidency of a man who appears to admire a Russian tyrant far more than he does the intelligence agents of his own country. Does a word like treason run through his mind?

The Republican senator from Arizona is...

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U.S. spymaster says evidence on Russian hacking has only gotten stronger 6.1.2017 Yahoo: Politics
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper listens to questions while testifying alongside Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, right, before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday on foreign cyberthreats. The country’s top intelligence official set down a marker for President-elect Donald Trump Thursday, saying that evidence the Russian government sought to interfere in the U.S. election had only gotten stronger in recent months and included a “multifaceted campaign” of propaganda, “disinformation” and “fake news” in addition to the cyberattack on the Democratic National Committee. “I don’t think we have ever encountered a more aggressive or direct campaign to interfere in our election process than we saw in this instance,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in a hearing before the Senate Armed Services ...
There was 'multifaceted' Russian bid to disrupt American presidential elections: US spy chiefs 6.1.2017 Zee News : World
US spy chiefs said Thursday that the hacking of Democratic Party computers was just one part of a multifaceted campaign by Russia to disrupt US polls.
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US spy chiefs see 'multifaceted' Russian bid to disrupt election 5.1.2017 Yahoo: Top Stories
US spy chiefs said Thursday that the hacking of Democratic Party computers was just one part of a multifaceted campaign by Russia to disrupt the American presidential election. In a closely-watched Senate hearing, top intelligence officials presented a united front as they reiterated their conclusion that Moscow interfered with last year's campaign and that its cyber-meddling poses a "major threat" to the United States -- findings that President-elect Donald Trump has so far refused to accept. While Trump continues to question the evidence of Russian meddling, Clapper, National Security Agency chief Michael Rogers and Marcel Lettre, undersecretary of defense for intelligence, told the committee they are convinced that Moscow is aggressively targeting the United States in offensive cyberspace ...
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Sweden gets written report from Assange interview in London 5.1.2017 Zee News : World
An Ecuadorian prosecutor interviewed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, overseen by a Swedish prosecutor and a police investigator.
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Trump hurts himself and the nation by trashing the intelligence community 5.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

It’s hardly news that Donald Trump can’t resist the temptation to take to Twitter to share his often ill-informed views. But the president-elect’s latest tweets about the intelligence community are especially outrageous.

As he prepared to be briefed on an investigation into alleged Russian hacking...

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Trump finds an unlikely ally: Assange says Russia not behind election hack 5.1.2017 Latest News
Trump also seems to have to bond with Assange over their shared disdain for the media
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