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  • Prosecutors portray Manning as determined leaker

    Prosecutors portray Manning as determined leaker
    In closing arguments Thursday, Army prosecutors presented a damning portrait of Pfc. Bradley Manning as a soldier who used his top-secret security clearance to scour classified computer networks for documents and burn the data onto discs with the...
  • WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning to have hearing at Maryland's Fort Meade next month

    A military hearing for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the former intelligence analyst accused of giving classified materials about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to WikiLeaks, has been scheduled for next month at Fort Meade. The primary purpose of the...
  • Defense suggests accused WikiLeaker was troubled soldier

    Defense suggests accused WikiLeaker was troubled soldier
    To his supporters, Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning is a hero, the whistle-blower who revealed U.S. war crimes and diplomatic double-dealing in the Pentagon records and State Department cables he is alleged to have sent to the anti-secrecy organization...
  • Bradley Manning supporters plan rally outside Fort Meade

    Bradley Manning supporters plan rally outside Fort Meade
    Hundreds of activists are planning to demonstrate outside Fort Meade this weekend in support of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the former intelligence analyst accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy organization...
  • The only way to make the death penalty fair is to abolish it

    The only way to make the death penalty fair is to abolish it
    Since 1973, at least 140 people have walked off our nation's death rows after new evidence revealed that they were sentenced to die for crimes they did not commit. That's more than one innocent person exonerated for every 10 who's been executed....
  • Benjamin Jealous rejects doubts that he is too young to head the NAACP

    Benjamin Jealous rejects doubts that he is too young to head the NAACP
    Everyone wants to meet the new guy. And so as Benjamin Todd Jealous works the room at Baltimore's Annie E. Casey Foundation, there is a receiving line of sorts that forms everywhere he turns. Roslyn M. Brock, vice chairman of the National Association...
  • Community begins to cope with shootings

    Community begins to cope with shootings
    Something awful happened inside the yellow house on Washington Street, as the creaky wooden porch made clear all weekend. It was wrapped with tarps while police worked inside Saturday, sifting through a crime scene more horrid than anything they could...
  • ACLU 'guessed' correctly about police spying subjects

    In trying to collect information about a defunct Maryland State Police surveillance operation, the American Civil Liberties Union made "wild guesses" about who might be in the agency's criminal intelligence database, naming 250 individuals and 32 groups...
  • Lawmakers begin push to outlaw surveillance tactics

    Brushing aside assurances from the Maryland State Police that troopers will never again secretly monitor and collect information on peaceful protest groups, state lawmakers and Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration are moving ahead with a plan to outlaw...
  • 'Gulag' charge absurd, Bush says

    WASHINGTON - President Bush defended yesterday the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, dismissing as "absurd" a human rights group's conclusion that the U.S. detention center there had become "the gulag of our times." "It's an absurd...
  • CIA contract worker charged in prison abuse

    Federal authorities brought the first civilian criminal case involving prison abuses in Iraq and Afghanistan yesterday, charging a former CIA contract worker in the beating death of an Afghan prisoner who died three days after he voluntarily surrendered...
  • U.S. practices at Abu Ghraib barred in '80s

    WASHINGTON - The abuse of prisoners in Iraq shows a pattern of harsh, coercive U.S. interrogation practices that were supposed to have ended with the Cold War. From the 1960s into the 1980s, the United States trained its interrogators - or taught its...