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Pretrial hearing continues in Bradley Manning WikiLeaks case

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

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In this file photo taken Dec. 22, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted from a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md.

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A pretrial hearing continues for a third day for a U.S. 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.

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 a military prison in Kansas.

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