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Chelsea Manning to be released from prison Wednesday after 7 years

On Wednesday, Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier convicted of leaking huge amounts of classified material to WikiLeaks in 2010, will be released from Fort Leavenworth military prison, seven years into a 35-year sentence. Former President Barack Obama commuted her sentence before leaving office in January. Manning will remain on active duty without pay, the Army said Tuesday, but will keep her military medical care and commissary privileges. She has said she will move to Maryland after she is out of prison, but details of her release are being held secret for security considerations. She is appealing her 2013 court-martial conviction.