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Wednesday, May 24 US News

Chelsea Manning shows look as woman after prison release

Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier who was convicted of leaking classified materials to WikiLeaks was released from prison after seven years on Wednesday. She quickly got on Twitter to post about her freedom. (May 17)

Media: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is revealing her new look as a woman, after being freed from a Kansas military prison and a 35-year sentence for leaking classified materials.

The transgender soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning took to Twitter and Instagram Thursday, posting a portrait photograph of her with short-cropped hair, bright red lipstick and a dark outfit with a plunging neckline.

The 29-year-old Oklahoma native included the caption, "Okay, so here I am everyone!!"

Manning was released early Wednesday from confinement at Kansas' Fort Leavenworth, after having served seven years behind bars for giving classified materials to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

Manning and her attorneys have refused to divulge her post-prison whereabouts or immediate plans.

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