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FORT MEADE, Md. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Bradley Manning's lawyer says the Army private is sending President Barack Obama a letter explaining why he decided to leak classified documents to WikiLeaks and is asking for a pardon.

Manning was sentenced to up to 35 years in prison on Wednesday. Amnesty International and the Bradley Manning Support Network have announced an online petition asking Obama to pardon Manning.

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