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    Chelsea Manning Freed After Suicide Attempt

    The former U.S. military intelligence analyst who leaked thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks was released from jail yesterday. After being in custody since May for refusing to testify before a grand jury, a judge determined that Manning's testimony is no longer needed — a day after her lawyers said she tried to kill herself in the Alexandria, Virginia, facility. She is reportedly recovering in a local hospital.

    Is she off the hook? Manning, who'd served seven years in prison before her 35-year sentence was commuted in 2017, still faces more than $250,000 in fines over her insistence on staying silent.

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