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    Chelsea Manning Released From Jail

    After spending 62 days in a Virginia detention center for refusing to testify before a grand jury about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the former U.S. Army intelligence analyst walked free yesterday. But she’ll report before another grand jury next week — after which she’ll likely head back to jail, since her lawyers said Manning “will continue to refuse to answer questions.”

    Will she ever open up? Although charges of civil contempt are meant to be coercive, Manning filed an affidavit this week saying that betraying her principles is “a much worse prison than the government can construct.”

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