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Chelsea Manning 'Glad to Be Alive' After Suicide Bid

Military officials have denied her request to grow her hair in accordance with female grooming standards

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    Chelsea Manning 'Glad to Be Alive' After Suicide Bid
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    In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. The former intelligence analyst was convicted of espionage for sending classified documents to the WikiLeaks website.

    Chelsea Manning's lawyers confirmed late Monday that the U.S. Army whistleblower attempted suicide in prison where she is serving a 35-year sentence for espionage.

    Manning, who was convicted in 2013 of sending more than 700,000 classified documents to WikiLeaks, was taken to the hospital on July 5.

    She tweeted late Monday, saying, "I am okay. I'm glad to be alive. Thank you all for your love. I will get through this." Manning was returned to the all-male U.S. Disciplinary Barracks in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where her lawyers were unable to reach her.

    Military officials have denied her request to grow her hair in accordance with female grooming standards.

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