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Chelsea Manning on hunger strike

Chelsea Manning on hunger strike

A transgender soldier imprisoned in Kansas for leaking classified information to the WikiLeaks website says she is on a hunger strike until her treatment improves. Chelsea Manning says she began the hunger strike Friday because her pleas for better treatment at Fort Leavenworth have been ignored. In the statement supplied by her ACLU attorney, she says she will only consume water and prescription drugs. Manning, arrested as Bradley Manning, was convicted in 2013 in military court of leaking over 700,000 secret military and State Department documents. Army spokesman Wayne Hall said Friday he was looking into the situation.

New superbug case is reported

A fourth U.S. person has been diagnosed with bacteria resistant to a last resort antibiotic, but researchers are expressing relief that so far these superbug precursors have not spread to others. The latest case is a 2-year-old Connecticut girl who was diagnosed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. She and three other Americans have been found to have E. coli bacteria that were resistant to an important medicine called colistin. Colistin is a powerful drug with significant side effects that is reserved for germs that already resist other antibiotics.

'Napalm girl' photo allowed

Facebook says it will allow postings of an iconic 1972 photo of a naked, screaming girl running from a napalm attack in Vietnam, after a Norwegian revolt against the tech giant. Facebook originally deleted postings of the image by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and others, saying it violated its rules on nudity. But Friday it said the photo has "status as an iconic image of historical importance."

Associated Press

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