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Portland Art Museum Hosts Upstanders Festival May 27

Event includes spoken word, workshops and poster making in support of social justice ...

Happy Memorial Day

The Skanner wishes readers a safe and happy Memorial Day ...

North Portland Library Announces June Computer Classes

Upcoming courses include Introduction to Spreadsheets, What is the Cloud? and Learn Programming with Games ...

Merkley to Hold Town Hall in Clackamas County

Sen. Jeff Merkley to hold town hall in Clackamas County, May 30 ...

NAACP Monthly Meeting Notice, May 27, Portland

NAACP Portland invites the community to its monthly general membership meeting ...

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Ensuring the Promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act

The preservation of Thurgood Marshall's legacy is dependent upon our dedication to our children ...

CFPB Sues Ocwen Financial over Unfair Mortgage Practices

What many homeowners soon discover is that faithfully paying a monthly mortgage is in some cases, just not enough ...

B-CU Grads Protest Betsy “DeVoid” in Epic Fashion

Julianne Malveaux says that Betsy “DeVoid,” is no Mary McLeod Bethune ...

NAACP on Supreme Court's Decline to Review NC Voter ID Law

NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks made the following remarks ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

FORT MEADE, Maryland (CNN) -- Closing arguments are under way in the court-martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst charged with the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history.

He is accused of handing over a trove of documents and other information to WikiLeaks, an organization that facilitates the anonymous leaking of secret information through its website.

One of the most serious charges Manning faces is aiding the enemy, which would carry a maximum penalty of life in prison. He already has pleaded guilty to nearly a dozen lesser charges that carry a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

The judge, Col. Denise Lind, will rule on the case, since Manning elected to waive trial by jury panel.

Before closing arguments began, the judge denied a defense motion for directed verdict on the minor charges, mostly alleging theft of 74,000 e-mail addresses of troops in Iraq from the military's Global Address List.

 

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