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Aug 30, 2012 1:35 PM by Lauren Molenburg

Pretrial hearing continues in WikiLeaks case

FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) -- A pretrial hearing is set to continue for a third day for an Army private accused of handing over hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the website, WikiLeaks.

Pfc. Bradley Manning returns Thursday to a military courtroom in Fort Meade, Maryland.

The 24-year-old Manning faces a possible life sentence for the disclosures. A trial is expected next year.

This is the final day this week that arguments will be heard. A judge is expected to rule Thursday on whether prosecutors can use prior acts of misconduct as evidence against Manning.

Manning is being held in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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