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     Issue No. 2(27)                                                                                             JULY 31, 2013
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Today, WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning faces over 20 charges including violating the Espionage Act, which will lead him to a potential maximum sentence of 136 years in Jail. The good news is that the verdict is acquitted of aiding the enemy, which is treason. Nevertheless the punishment over what he has revealed cannot be compared to any precedent sentences received by other soldiers. In other words, there must be a serious intention for the U.S. government to warn any future whistle-blowers. The Manning's case was critical to Snowden's father Lonnie, since NSA leaker Snowden would be treated as a whistle-blower even if not a spy when he comes back. After the Manning's verdict, it is said that Lonnie Snowden, who had called for his son to come back to the U.S. and face justice, had a different message for his son: Stay safe, in Russia, he told him on CNN. He added: "I have absolutely no faith in the attorney general of the United States." 

Pfc. Bradley Manning not guilty of "aiding the enemy" for his release of hundreds of thousands of military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks for publication on the Internet, rejecting the government's unprecedented effort to bring such a charge in a leak case. But he faces a theoretical maximum sentence of 136 years in prison. (NYT) 
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Glendale, Calif., will dedicate a statue memorializing the victims, known as "comfort women," on Tuesday. But the statue has spurred controversy in this Southern California city, where some area residents say it is a divisive reminder of the horrors of war. (NPR)
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Les and Helen, who were born on the same day in 1918. They became high school sweethearts more than 75 years ago."They really enjoyed each other's company," Les Jr. said. "They were really inseparable and were never apart." (Today)
Central African Republic
The Central African Republic is all but lawless, with just 200 police to guard 4.6m people from rebel gangs who attack women, kill men and recruit children at will. Despite repeated warnings, the international community has done little, even as arms continue to flood into the country.(Guardian)
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The miniseries, titled "Hillary," will recount the life and career of the former first lady and secretary of state from 1998 to the present. (Access Hollywood)
Pope Francis

Gay people should be integrated into society instead of ostracized. Answering a question about reports of homosexuals in the clergy, the pope answered, "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" (NPR)
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