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Chelsea Manning Petition Reaches Threshold for White House Response

"Thank you so much for your love and support," Manning said in a tweet

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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.

    A petition to commute the sentence of Chelsea Manning, a U.S. soldier serving 37 years for leaking classified government documents, surpassed the 100,000-signature mark late Saturday, a benchmark that should force the White House to respond, NBC News reported.

    "We did it! Thank you so much for your love and support. =)," Manning said in a post to her official Twitter account on Saturday.

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    Manning was arrested in 2010 for leaking more than 700,000 military and State Department documents to Wikileaks and sentenced to 35 years in 2013 in military court. At the time she was known as Bradley Manning and has been held in a men's prison facility.