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Manning gets 35 years for data leaks

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FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Judge sentences Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for giving US secrets to WikiLeaks.

More than three years after his arrest in Iraq, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was convicted for leaking an unprecedented volume of classified information to a once-obscure, anti-secrecy website.

Manning's sentencing Wednesday in a military courtroom at Fort Meade, near Baltimore, caps a 12-week trial and a much longer legal battle over the former intelligence analyst's intentions when he reached out to WikiLeaks.