A.M. Links: Manning Trial Verdict Expected Today, Medical Pot Legal in DC, Taliban Free Prisoners in Pakistan


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  • A military judge will issue the verdict in the Bradley Manning court martial today. The Army private, who leaked classified information to Wikileaks, faces life in prison.
  • The Taliban have staged a jailbreak in Pakistan, freeing 243 prisoners.
  • Unsurprisingly, Anthony Weiner is now polling fourth in the New York City Democratic primary for mayor.
  • Syrian state television announced the "collapse of the terrorists' citadel" after the army retook the rebel stronghold of Khalidiya in the city of Homs.
  • A Missouri judge didn't mince his words when rejecting the state education agency's attempt to prevent a charter school from renewing its charter. 

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