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Morning Links: Suspected WikiLeaks Informant Transferred to Quantico; Ellen Quits American Idol; Harlem to Get a High Line?


• Bradley Manning, a 22-year-old Army private, has been transferred from Kuwait to Quantico, Virginia, after being charged last month with eight violations of the U.S. Criminal Code. Evidence has been found on computers he used that link him to the release of classified war reports to WikiLeaks. [CNN, WSJ]

• The U.N. Human Rights Committee has told Israel to lift its military blockade of Gaza and to ask an independent, fact-finding mission to investigate its recent raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. [Yahoo]

• Two employees at the U.S. Embassy in Paris have are being examined by doctors after handling a suspicious letter. [NPR]

• July was the deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan. [CNN]

• Ellen DeGeneres is quitting American Idol, to be replaced by…J.Lo? [NYDN]

• A bill that would have given up to $7.4 billion in aid to people sickened by World Trade Center dust failed to win the necessary two-thirds majority to pass. [NYP]

• eBooks are getting stolen right out of people’s hands in Park Slope. [FIPS]

• Harlem might get its own High Line. [DNAInfo]

• Goodnight, True/Slant. [T/S]

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