Just three days before leaving office, President Obama has commuted the sentence of convicted document leaker Chelsea Manning, despite objections from Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. The former Bradley Manning is now due to be released this coming May 17. Obama also pardoned former General James Cartwright and commuted the sentence of Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera.
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UPDATE: As reported by ESPN, Obama has also pardoned baseball Hall Of Famer Willie McCovey.