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WASHINGTON (AP) The Pentagon says that they're not mistreating an Army private who's suspected of handing over classified information to WikiLeaks. Officials say Private First Class Bradley Manning is in a standard single-person cell and gets exercise, recreation and access to newspapers and visitors.

WASHINGTON (AP) Federal prosecutors say a Maryland man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for killing an Alabama man in 2007. Twenty-three-year-old Kevin Anthony Brown of LaPlata was sentenced today. He was convicted in May of second-degree murder while armed in the death of 21-year-old Leonard Branham of Birmingham.

WASHINGTON (AP) A former leader of Filipino terrorist group Abu Sayyaf has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for kidnapping vacationing families 15 years ago. Madhatta Haipe led the abduction of 16 people at a mountainous tourist resort in the Southern Philippines during Christmas week 1995.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) President Barack Obama had some advice for canine-loving elementary students today -- if they have a dog, they have to walk it and clean up after it. He told them that sometimes he has to scoop up after his dog, Bo, after taking it for a walk.

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Hogan's Pick For Transportation Secretary To Get Second Day Of Scrutiny

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