April 20, 2011 in Nation/World

In brief: WikiLeaks suspect moved from base

 

Washington – The Army private suspected of giving classified data to WikiLeaks is being moved to a state-of-the-art facility at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, where Pentagon officials said more extensive mental, emotional and physical health care will be available.

Jeh Johnson, the Pentagon’s top lawyer, said the move does not suggest that Army Pfc. Bradley Manning’s treatment at the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va., was inappropriate.

But the transfer comes in the wake of international criticism about Manning’s treatment during his detention at the Marine Corps base at Quantico.

Shuttle flight set for April 29

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – NASA’s next-to-last space shuttle flight is set to begin late next week, and special preparations are under way in case the commander’s wife, wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, is able to attend.

Endeavour is scheduled to blast off April 29 on its final voyage, the second to the last before the shuttle program ends. Mission managers set the launch date Tuesday. The mission will be led by Mark Kelly.


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