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    President Donald Trump may receive some competition for most tweet-happy politician! Apparently emoji-filled tweets aren't enough for Chelsea Manning because she has filed papers to run for the Senate in Maryland. From The Washington Post:
    Chelsea Manning, the transgender former Army private who was convicted of passing sensitive government documents to Wikileaks, has filed to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, according to federal election filings.

    Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army private formerly known as Bradley Manning, is suing in federal court over allegations that the U.S. Army is delaying her hormone therapy treatment. Manning, who is currently serving a 35 year prison sentence in Leavenworth, Kansas, alleges that her diagnosed gender dysphoria will cause her mental state to spiral if left untreated: Via the ACLU:
    "The government continues to deny Ms. Manning’s access to necessary medical treatment for gender dysphoria, without which she will continue to suffer severe psychological harms," said Chase Strangio, attorney in the ACLU Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender project and co-counsel on Ms. Manning’s case. "Such clear disregard of well-established medical protocols constitutes cruel and unusual punishment." Ms. Manning is represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of the Nation’s Capital, the ACLU of Kansas and civilian defense counsel David E. Coombs. Last month, Ms. Manning’s legal team sent a letter to the DOD and Army officials demanding that she receive treatment for gender dysphoria in accordance with medical standards of care, including hormone therapy and permission to follow female grooming standards. Her treatment needs have continued to be unmet and her distress has escalated. "I am proud to be standing with the ACLU behind Chelsea on this very important issue." said David E. Coombs, "It is my hope that through this action, Chelsea will receive the medical care that she needs without having to suffer any further anguish."

    Bradley Manning was sentenced by a military judge today to 35 years in prison for releasing classified information to Wikileaks, the largest leak in US history. The army soldier apologized to the court last week, saying “I am sorry that my actions hurt people; I am...

    A military judge deciding the fate of Wikileaker Bradley Manning will announce her verdict on Tuesday afternoon. Army Col. Denise Lind, the judge presiding over the case, has heard arguments from prosecution and defense for the last two months.  Closing arguments ended on Friday. Manning faces over 20...

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