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Prosecutors and defense attorneys were set to make closing arguments Thursday, the seventh day of Manning’s hearing. Presiding officer Lt. Col. Paul Almanza then will have until Jan. 16 to recommend whether the 24-year-old should stand trial for aiding the enemy and 21 other charges.

Military officials say Almanza’s timeline could be extended, and there is no deadline for a final decision by Maj. Gen. Michael Linnington, commander of the Military District of Washington.

The standard of proof is whether reasonable grounds exist to believe Manning committed the alleged offenses.

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