Tag: Pardons and commutations

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National

Manning wants to live as a woman named Chelsea

In this Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 file photo, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted to a security vehicle outside a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., after a hearing in his court martial. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File) by David Dishneau and Pauline Jelinek FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Bradley Manning wants to live as a woman named Chelsea and begin hormone treatment as soon as possible, the soldier said a day after being sentenced to 35 years in prison for giving government secrets to WikiLeaks. Manning announced the decision Thursday in a statement provided to NBC’s “Today” show.

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Sports

1st Black heavyweight champ's family wants pardon

TRAILBLAZER–Boxer Jack Johnson is shown signing contracts in this undated photo. (AP Photo/file) by Ramit Plusnick-Masti HOUSTON (AP) — Relatives and hometown supporters of the nation’s first Black heavyweight boxing champion are turning to YouTube to convince President Barack Obama to posthumously pardon him of a 1913 conviction for accompanying a White woman across state lines.