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Chelsea Manning on Obama's Short List For Commutation: Source

A decision could come as soon as Wednesday for Manning

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    President Obama has put Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material, on his short list for a possible commutation, a Justice Department source told NBC News.

    A decision could come as soon as Wednesday for Manning, who has tried to commit suicide twice this year and went on a hunger strike in a bid for gender reassignment surgery.

    "I have more hope right now than I have the entire time since she was sentenced," Manning's aunt, Deborah Manning, told NBC News.