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Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner Will Enter Not Guilty Plea

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Reality Winner, the government contractor accused of leaking a top-secret National Security Agency memo to the media, will plead not guilty, her lawyer confirmed to NPR

Winner, 25, is set to appear in court Thursday afternoon in Augusta, Georgia, where she had worked at a federal facility through Pluribus International Corp. She was arrested Saturday on charges of violating the Espionage Act by ?removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet,? a criminal complaint stated

The document in question, which Winner leaked to The Intercept, describes a Russian cyberattack on a U.S. voting software supplier before last year?s election and states that Russian intelligence services gained access to ?multiple U.S. state or local electoral boards.? However, it shows no evidence that the Russian cyberattacks directly altered any votes.

Before The Intercept published its story Monday, authorities arrested the former Air Force linguist. In talks with FBI agents at her home that day, Winner reportedly ?admitted intentionally identifying and printing the classified intelligence reporting at issue despite not having a ?need to know,? and with knowledge that the intelligence report was classified,? according to the affidavit. 

Authorities identified Winner as the suspected leaker after The Intercept contacted the NSA to verify the veracity of the document. According to the affidavit, the agency noticed that pages of the memo ?appeared to be folded and/or creased, suggesting they had been printed out and hand-carried out of a secure place.? Of the six people the NSA had a record of printing the memo, Winner was the only one who had emailed The Intercept. 

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43 Percent Of Kids Killed In Car Crashes Aren’t Properly Restrained And More Top Parenting Stories

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From viral selfies to the last day of school, here is the biggest news for moms and dads from the last week. For more parenting news and first-person stories, visit HuffPost Parents or sign up for our newsletter.

43 Percent Of Kids Killed In Car Crashes Aren?t Properly Restrained

A report recently published in The Journal of Pediatrics is showing why child passenger safety is so important.

The report presented the factors that may increase the likelihood of a child dying in a car accident in the U.S. based on four years of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Looking at 18,116 kids under the age of 15 who were involved in fatal crashes between 2010 and 2014, researchers found that 20 percent of these child passengers were improperly restrained or not restrained at all. This sample includes kids who survived the crashes and those who died.

Overall, nearly 16 percent of those children were killed in these fatal accidents. Forty-three percent of the children who died were unrestrained or improperly restrained, and 13 percent were inappropriately seated in the front seat of the car.

This Father-Son Selfie Is Going Viral For The Sweetest Reason

A selfie of Robert Selby and his son, Chace Elijah Selby, would be adorable all on its own. But there?s a special reason why the sweet shot has inspired over 119,000 likes on Instagram. 

Three-year-old Chace has a congenital heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), and as a result, he?s underweight and uses a feeding tube to eat. In a show of solidarity, his dad cut up one of Chace?s old feeding tubes and glued it to his own stomach, before snapping a photo of the two in the mirror and posting it to his Instagram account.

?I did it to show him that I support him and his condition, that he?s never in a fight alone,? Selby told HuffPost. 

This Dad Walked His Daughter To Her Very First And Last Days Of School

Between kindergarten and her senior year of high school, Brittany Gayler truly came full circle, and it all started with a walk with her dad.

On her first day of kindergarten, Brittany?s dad, Jason Gayler, walked her to school. On her last day of her senior year of high school, he did the same sweet thing. On May 25, Brittany shared photos of both their walks side-by-side on Twitter. As of Friday afternoon, the tweet has been liked more than 50,000 times.

When asked how it felt to have her walks with her dad as two bookends to her education career so far, Brittany explained how lucky she is to have Jason as her father.

?I am definitely blessed beyond words to have a dad that has always been my best friend.?

Beyoncé?s Mom ?Gets Back? At Her Children By Buying Noisy Toys For Her Grandchildren

Tina Knowles-Lawson has mastered this whole grandparent thing.

At the 2017 LadyLike Foundation Annual Women of Excellence Awards Gala on Saturday, Beyoncé?s mom spoke to People about the special way she likes to spoil her grandkids. 

?That?s the fun part,? she said. ?I buy them drum sets and noisy toys. I encourage them to ask for everything, so I?m getting my kids back.?

Knowles-Lawson has been a grandparent since 2004. Her daughter Solange has a 12-year-old son, Daniel Julez Smith Jr. Beyoncé?s daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, is 5 years old, and, as you probably know unless you?ve been living under a rock, the singer is currently expecting twins

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