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Chelsea Manning has ended the hunger strike she began September 9th after the US military agreed to let her receive gender reassignment surgery, according to her lawyers. "I am unendingly relieved that the military is finally doing the right thing," Manning said in a statement. Manning has been fighting to get treatment for her gender dysphoria more or less since she began serving her 35 year prison sentence, for leaking classified military documents, back in 2013.
Online education startup Udacity, co-founded by a man referred to in Silicon Valley as the father of self-driving cars, on Tuesday began offering a degree in engineering autonomous vehicles. Sebastian Thrun said during an on-stage chat at TechCrunch Disrupt that the program would include building a self-driving car and putting students' software to the test on San Francisco streets. "We will build a crowd-sourced, open-source self-driving car and it will be on the streets of San Francisco," Thrun said at the technology industry event here.