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WikiLeaks case could hinge on Manning's beliefs
By DAVID DISHNEAU
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- The trial of an Army private charged with giving classified information to the WikiLeaks website may hinge on what he knew -- or should have known -- about the consequences of his alleged actions.
A military judge made a pretrial ruling Wednesday about what prosecutors must prove to convict Pfc. Bradley Manning of the most serious charge he faces. He's accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of battlefield reports and State Department cables while working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq.
The most serious charge is aiding the enemy. Col. Denise Lind ruled that for Manning to be convicted of that offense, prosecutors must prove he knew the material would be seen by al-Qaeda members.
Defense attorneys can present evidence Manning selectively leaked information that wouldn't harm the United States.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 16 2013, 06:41 PM CST
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Oklahoma lawmakers plan $45 million tornado relief
May 21, 2013 22:12 GMT
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma lawmakers have begun the process of appropriating millions of dollars in emergency funds to help pay the cost of recovering from tornadoes that have ravaged parts of central Oklahoma.
Separate committees of the House and Senate on Tuesday approved a plan to appropriate $45 million from the state's Rainy Day Constitutional Reserve Fund. The money will go to the State Emergency Fund to help recover from a massive tornado that struck Moore on Monday, killing at least 24 people. A separate tornado on Sunday left two dead in Shawnee.
Republican Sen. Clark Jolley of Edmond says the money will help the Department of Emergency Management match disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or to pay costs not covered by federal dollars.
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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.